Grupa Azoty has opened a new fertilizer storage facility in Tarnów. The new complex has a total storage capacity of about 6650 t of fertilizer. The project is a response to growing customer expectations regarding fertilizer availability. It also marks a step towards increasing the number and efficiency of loading operations. The project costs more than PLN 14.5 million.
The new complex creates opportunities to extend production and increase the availability of niche products, or small-batch fertilizers made in selected months of the year. These include Saletromag and calcium ammonium nitrate with boron, which are increasingly in demand and account for a growing share of the product portfolio of Grupa Azoty S.A.
Tomasz Hinc, President of the Management Board of Grupa Azoty S.A., said: “The new fertilizer storage facility in Tarnów is our response to growing customer expectations regarding fertilizer availability. The company constantly analyses customer expectations to optimise its operations, one example of these efforts being the new warehouse launched to meet customer needs. The complex will serve as a fertilizer storage depot, much needed particularly at times when orders build up and shipping constraints occur. The project will enhance the efficiency of the handling process for our trading partners’ drivers by reducing vehicle waiting times.”
The project comprises a warehouse unit and amenities for drivers picking up fertilizer from the warehouse. Tent halls were also built, along with relevant utilities and landscaping of the loading and manoeuvring areas. A total of seven new loading areas were built at the facilities to reduce vehicle waiting times for drivers and to increase the volumes of products that can be loaded simultaneously.
Construction of the warehouse commenced in February 2022 and was completed last December.
Read the article online at: https://www.worldfertilizer.com/materials-handling/05012023/grupa-azoty-opens-new-storage-facility-in-tarnw-poland/
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