Our management team has been associated with some of the biggest innovations in fertiliser since the 1960s. From introducing floatation spreading in the 1970’s to popularising the use of big bags in the 1980s and pioneering GPS-controlled fertiliser applications in the 1990s.
Until the 1950s, our family ancestors confined our business to East Anglia, trading grains and feedstuffs between the local agricultural market in the grain basket of Great Britain and the trading hub in Mark Lane in the City of London.
Our family members began to blend solid fertilisers on our own farm near Great Yarmouth using imported raw materials from Holland to complement domestically sourced materials. Our families have been a consistent leader in innovation. Most principle developments in fertiliser blending have been innovated or popularised by our know-how.
In the 1970s, we branched out into Scotland, purchasing a controlling stake in Reids of Montrose. Back in East Anglia, we pioneered the bulk delivery and spreading of fertilisers with ‘BigA’ floatation spreaders imported from Kansas.
In the 1980s, we replaced the back breaking task of handling 50kg bags with introduction of mechanically-lifted ‘big bags’.
Nitrasol invested significant sums in the new terminal infrastructure capacity in Great Yarmouth to support UK agriculture be more competitive and sustainable.
We leveraged new innovations in fertiliser and in the deep trading relationships with global supply partners to provide better access to supplies of raw materials from the world’s lowest cost production areas.
In 2022 Nitrasol opened a new deep water terminal in Sunderland, the most modern and environmentally-compliant facility to be built for a generation.
At a time of global uncertainty the terminal represents a key piece of infrastructure investment in the UK Food Supply Chain and opens up new markets across Great Britain from Scotland to the South Coast.
A greater focus on the environment, cleaner air, lower emissions and less energy use means that Nitrasol is best placed to help the most professional growers farm more sustainably.
Our innovations in fertiliser formulations, an engineered approach to storage and production and a distribution system that optimises logistics to reduce emissions and waste mean that Nitrasol is leading our industry to a greener future.