Yara completes significant liquid fertiliser investment in Perth
Yara have announced the completion of the first phase of investments and improvements at their liquid fertiliser storage and distribution site in Perth, Scotland. Brenntag, the No.1 global chemical distributor, runs the site in partnership with Yara and have commited £5 million in investment for new liquid storage, warehousing, blending facility expansion and distribution infrastructure. The first phase of improvements and an investment of £2.5m were undertaken last year and completed in time for this spring’s fertiliser usage.
The Perth site handles manufacturing and distribution of Yara fertilisers across the whole of Scotland, from Caithness down to the Scottish Borders. Changes made have included major improvements and expansions that improve safety, efficiency, and consistent quality of delivery for all customers.
“This investment is important for both Yara and Brenntag,” says Gareth Flockhart, Yara Business Manager for Scotland. “Our collaboration has made this a smooth process. All of the investment from Brenntag shows commitment to our customers and our offering in terms of service, quality, and efficiency.”
The next stage will include a new fertiliser warehouse along with expanded capacity and support for faster turnaround of orders. Work is set to begin shortly with an expected completion of early 2022.
“Our intention is that the site is true to the Yara name and the standards that name implies,” says Shaun Myers, Director of Supply Chain & Service at Brenntag. “Yara are proud to offer the highest quality products and hold themselves to strict standards. Our goals are aligned in that regard. We have worked closely together to ensure this facility is fit for the future and ready to meet the needs of Scottish farmers.”
Perth is a particularly important location for Yara’s liquid fertiliser business. “In Scotland, our Perth facility has been at the forefront of manufacturing and providing liquid fertilisers,” concludes Gareth. “Brenntag’s investment helps the Perth site continue doing what it does best: making premium products that achieve the best results possible for our customers.”