DuPont Honours Loyal Partners & Growers

Kuala Lumpur, 8 April 2013 – DuPont Malaysia Sdn Bhd (DuPont Malaysia) recently feted more than 200 partners and growers to an extraordinary and entertaining dinner held at the Equatorial Hotel Cameron Highlands.

Held in conjunction with the launch of the DuPont™ Benevia® insect control, the event was also a celebration to mark and recognize the hard work and excellent achievements of its partners and growers for 2012. Gracing the event was Mr. Ong Ewe Hock, Managing Director of DuPont Malaysia Sdn Bhd, Mr. Peter Ford, Asia Pacific Crop Protection Marketing Director and Mr. Sanjay Wadhwa, ASEAN Business Director, DuPont Crop Protection.

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Mr. Ong, Managing Director of DuPont Malaysia Sdn Bhd.

“We truly appreciate all the support from our partners and growers for all these years and this dinner is one of our many ways to thank them for their hard work and continued support. As we rise to the challenge of feeding a growing population, we will do our best to provide agriculturist and growers with the essential crop protection tools to accomplish this noble objective.”

During the dinner, DuPont Malaysia also unveiled its latest crop protection product, the DuPont™ Benevia® – turns customers into regulars with healthier crops. Formulated with the Cyazypyr® crop protection ingredient, DuPont™ Benevia® is a unique cross-spectrum pest control product which protects a wide range of crops including tomato, chili, beans, cucumber and eggplant, from pests. DuPont™ Benevia® and other future brands powered by DuPont™ Cyazypyr® come from the same class of chemistry as the DuPont™ Rynaxypyr®, a blockbuster insect control product which has been assisting growers worldwide to deal with difficult pests since it was introduced in 2008.

“We are proud to announce that Malaysia is among the first country in Asia Pacific to launch this series of crop protection products i.e. the DuPont™ Benevia®. We are confident that we will continue to see growth in Malaysia with the introduction of this product. We believe DuPont™ Benevia® will help growers to effectively prevent tender seedlings from insect feeding damage and disease transmitted by insect pests. With DuPont™ Benevia®, farmers can now look forward to a pest and disease free farm which eventually leads to a healthy, marketable and profitable harvests”, added Mr. Ong.

Throughout the night, the audiences were enthralled with stellar performances from renowned sand artist, Loong Bee, with his amazing sand art routine, and local singer Yise Loo who serenaded the guests with popular songs.

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The audience applauded loudly when Jason Nguyen, Business Manager Crop Protection of DuPont Malaysia took the occasion to present a RM 10,000 cheque to the Cameron Highlands Vegetable Growers Association as part of DuPont’s Corporate Social Responsibility initiatives. The fund will go towards supporting the underprivileged students in Cameron Highlands.

On the following day, Mr. Peter Ford, DuPont Asia Pacific Marketing Director and Mr. Sanjay Wadhwa, ASEAN Business Director, DuPont Crop Protection along with the growers and partners who attended the dinner also attended a tomatoes farm tour in Cameron Highlands where they witnessed the crop protection value demonstrated by DuPont™ Benevia® – turns customers into regulars with healthier crops.

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About DuPont Malaysia Sdn Bhd
DuPont (NYSE: DD) has been bringing world-class science and engineering to the global marketplace in the form of innovative products, material, and service since 1802. The company believes that by collaborating with customers, government, NGO, and thought leaders we can help find solution to such global challenges as providing enough healthy food for people everywhere, decreasing dependence on fossil fuel, and protecting life and the environment. For the additional information about DuPont and its commitment to inclusive innovation, please visit

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