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Ballance Agri-Nutrients announces new Ballance Huntly store

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World Fertilizer,

Ballance Agri-Nutrients has announced its new Huntly Service Centre, which aims to deliver faster service, better access and close-to-home convenience for local customers. The company has invested over US$3 million in the new purpose built 2500 m² store, including new equipment and machinery that will increase fertilizer load-out efficiency.

Ballance Agri-Nutrients CEO, Mark Wynne, commented: “The new service centre has been designed with our customers in mind.”

“Everything from site location, which provides easier access to bridges that service the region, to plant layout and equipment have been chosen to provide our customers with the best possible service and product quality.”

Sustainability has played a big part in site design, creating a layout that manages stormwater through rain gardens, and that minimises dust at the truck loadout point. Huntly Service Centre Manager, Shane Harris, said on safey: “The new layout will minimise the interaction between customers and operational plant and equipment – such as front end loaders.”

“We’ve given thought to how we manage people and traffic on site, to maximise safety and minimise wait times for customers.”

Mr Harris says that new equipment like the dual blender system will create significant benefits, by allowing one blender to be loaded by the operator as the other is loading out a customer.

“The combination of an efficient site layout, new dispatch plant and improved storage creates better product delivery for our customers and keeps the fertilizer in the best possible condition,” said Mr Harris.

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