Yara announces integration of South African animal feed business, creating Yara Animal Nutrition South Africa
KK Animal Nutrition is now Yara Animal Nutrition South Africa, part of Yara's global Animal Nutrition Business Unit.
Oslo (2016-01-01): A wholly-owned subsidiary of Yara International ASA since 2008, KK Animal Nutrition is South Africa's leading producer of quality inorganic feed phosphates. The business will now operate under the Yara brand. "The name change is the final validation of the long term business prospects for this business. The whole team has done a tremendous job in consistently delivering value to customers while steadily improving business performance," said Petter Østbø, VP Industrial Applications.
The product portfolio will remain unchanged, with Yara Animal Nutrition South Africa continuing to deliver a full range of high purity inorganic feed phosphates (Kynofos 21, Kynofos 18, Kimtrafos 6 & 12, PhosSure 6 & 12, PhosPro 17, Kalori 3000, Feedgrade Sulphur and Feedgrade Urea) to customers across the animal production value chain. All products will be marketed under the Yara brand going forward. According to Herman Potgieter, Managing Director of Yara Animal Nutrition South Africa, "Our name is changing but we are not. We are still the same team of knowledgeable and passionate professionals focused on the success of farmers and feed producers. Becoming part of the Yara brand, with its iconic Viking ship logo, will be an undeniable boost for the business at home and abroad."
Yara Animal Nutrition's operations in South Africa include a plant and sales office in Umbogintwini near Durban, as well as depots across the country. Yara Animal Nutrition South Africa sells mineral feed supplements to feed producers and farmers across Southern Africa and have growing sales in Australia, New-Zealand, Middle East and Argentina. Globally, Yara Animal Nutrition sells to over 70 countries and controls wholly-owned phosphate mining and production assets in Europe and the Americas. The integration is not only part of Yara's growing animal nutrition business, but builds upon recent Yara crop nutrition investments in South Africa, such as the Western Cape acquisition from Farm Secure.
The name change will not affect business relationships with customers and suppliers.
For more information:
Managing Director, Yara Animal Nutrition South Africa
Tel: +27 (31) 9105151
Tel: +47 905 08 400
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