Yara investment supports UK farming

Yara UK has demonstrated its commitment to growth and the British farming industry with investment at two sites in Liverpool and York.

A new terminal at the Port of Garston, near Liverpool, will provide handling, storage and bagging facilities for bulk cargoes from Yara’s plants in Europe and is ideally placed to supply valued customers in the north-west of England and North Wales.

Run in close co-operation with Associated British Ports (ABP) Garston expands Yara’s existing network of port based terminals – at Immingham, Swansea and Ayr in Scotland.

Area Manager Saffron Lee commented: “It is great to have Garston in such a central location. We will be bringing in and packaging products relevant to the cropping of local farming businesses and I will be able to offer an efficient delivery service – the right products, in the right place, at the right time.”

Again demonstrating Yara’s positive response to business growth and its customers’ needs, a £1million investment has been made in storage and logistics at their Chafer branded liquid fertilizer plant at Elvington near York.

As a result of the investment, Yara’s storage capacity in the area has increased and more efficient processes can be adopted including a new ‘one way’ system for vehicles on site. The project, which included the dismantling and replacement of a 60 year old building, was successfully completed between the end of one season and the beginning of the next.

Darren Glegg , Yara’s Business Manager for Liquids explained:  “It is Yara’s reputation for high quality products, service and delivery to farm which enables the business to expand and this could not be compromised whilst the necessary work was carried out. What made the project particularly pleasing was that it was planned and managed entirely by Yara production personnel.”

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