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Amir Banimostafavi

HYGROZYME is a privately owned Canadian company established in 1974.

We specialize in manufacturing and marketing innovative solutions for the horticultural and agricultural markets. The intent is to help farmers achieve their target yield while maintaining the quality of their crops. In brief, HYGROZYME products help farmers to grow better.

All HYGROZYME products are manufactured in a Quality Management System certified ISO 9001 facility located in Delta, British Columbia, Canada.

Mission: Growing together for a sustainable future.

Values:

  • Social Responsibility: We serve our community and environment through sustainable initiatives.
  • Innovation: We seek change for a renewable future.
  • Partnerships: We value collaboration and diversity.
  • Commitment: We are committed to excellence.
  • Opportunity: We cultivate an atmosphere of growth and well-being.

Tell us about yourself?

I consider myself fortunate to have experienced diverse roles in a variety of industries and countries. This rich tapestry of experiences has granted me profound insights into the complexities of the global market.

With over two decades of unwavering commitment to operations, product development, and manufacturing, I have dedicated my career to sustainability and job creation.

In my role as the CEO at HYGROZYME, I am passionate about leveraging my skills and experience to drive operational success while championing sustainable practices in the horticulture and agriculture industries. By prioritizing excellence, collaboration, and environmentally conscious decision-making, I am dedicated to empowering our teams and partners to make a positive impact on our planet.

If you could go back in time a year or two, what piece of advice would you give yourself?

Certainly! As the CEO of our company, reflecting on the past year or two provides valuable insights. If I could offer advice to my past self, it would be to emphasize the importance of agility and adaptability. In the ever-evolving business landscape, being able to pivot quickly in response to changing circumstances is crucial.

HYGROZYME

What problem does your business solve?

Our products help farmers achieve their target yield while maintaining high quality.

What is the inspiration behind your business?

The core motivation that fueled the inception of our company was a deep commitment to addressing the challenges faced by farmers in cultivating crops. Recognizing the pivotal role agriculture plays in sustaining communities and the global economy, we were inspired to contribute to making the farming process more efficient and accessible.

What is your magic sauce?

In essence, our differentiation lies in our dedication to being at the forefront of technological advancements, with a solid foundation in scientific research. This empowers us to provide our customers with solutions that are not just competitive but transformative in their impact on the industries we serve.

What is the plan for the next 5 years? What do you want to achieve?

In staying true to our mission, “Growing together for a sustainable future”, we are shaping a future that aligns with our mission and values and one that creates meaningful opportunities for individuals and communities.

What is the biggest challenge you’ve faced so far?

The global economy has been faced with enormous challenges during and after the COVID-19 pandemic. That, combined with some geopolitical issues, drove the costs high and reduced profit margins significantly in most industries, making it much more difficult for both the government and private sector to invest in research and development.

How can people get involved?

Find out more about our products at www.hygrozyme.com.

Thousands of retailers carry our products around the world. To find a retailer, click www.hygrozyme.com/where-to-buy.

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