Who we are
Horizon SOPYRWA is a private company that engages in the production, processing and marketing of pyrethrum; a natural botanical insecticide derived from the chrysanthemum flower. Horizon SOPYRWA was established in 2008 as a subsidiary of Horizon Group. Currently, our factory has the capacity to produce 3,000 tons of dry flowers per year. We also process 10% of global production of pyrethrum pale extract, which is the refined concentrate of the flower. Horizon SOPYRWA is located in Musanze – Northern Rwanda where the volcanic soils, high altitudes and good distribution of rainfall are favourable to growing pyrethrum.
As part of a wider strategy to divest from business, the Government of Rwanda in 2000 privatized Office du Pyrethrum du Rwanda (OPYRWA) to SOPYRWA. Horizon Group acquired SOPYRWA in 2008, leading to the creation of Horizon SOPYRWA. Since then, plant utilization grew from under 10% to over 60 %, greatly increasing the volume of pyrethrum production in Rwanda. Horizon SOPYRWA has transformed the pyrethrum industry in Rwanda, and made the country a regional leading exporter of this cash crop.
Horizon SOPYRWA operates on the core values of:
• Social Responsibility
To be a leading supplier of high quality pyrethrum and essential oil products in the world.
To consistently provide environmentally friendly pyrethrum products and essential oils to our customers, through efficient agronomic crop production Practices