H.J. Baker & Bro. expands into Latin American markets

Published on: Oct 9, 2013

Global agriculture firm H.J. Baker & Bro. Inc. announced Oct. 9 that it has established a sales office in Guadalajara, Mexico, to meet growing demand throughout Latin America. The Guadalajara office will facilitate sales of nutritional supplements for the dairy, poultry and aquaculture industries as well sulfur bentonite fertilizer for the entire region.

Javier Rodriguez, who has been with H.J. Baker for more than 10 years, will be country manager for H.J. Baker & Bro. de Mexico S de R.L. de C.V. located in Guadalajara and will oversee sales efforts throughout the region.

Christopher V.B. Smith, H.J. Baker president and chief executive officer, said, "H.J. Baker has strong relationships in Latin America and in Mexico. This new office will enable us to serve our customers more effectively. The growth potential is clear. Latin America represents 24% of the world's arable land and contributes 11% of the value of world food production."