Yara has operated in Canada for more than 20 years, with facilities strategically located in both the east and west to optimally serve its Canadian and Northern U.S. customers.
Yara Contrecoeur Terminal
In 1996, Yara (Norsk Hydro at the time) purchased Nutrite, a company in Eastern Canada. Nutrite operated several bulk blending plants as well as a year-round import terminal in Contrecoeur, Quebec. Today, the terminal in Contrecoeur is the premier import terminal in eastern Canada and has storage capacity of 160,000 metric tonnes of dry fertilizer. It is ideally situated on the south shore of the St. Lawrence River (about 1 hour east of Montreal) and is accessible to customers in the main agricultural regions in eastern Canada and northeastern U.S.
Yara Belle Plaine
On October 1, 2008, Yara International ASA purchased Saskferco, a production facility established in 1992 in Belle Plaine. It is one of North America’s newest nitrogen fertilizer facilities and is, in fact, one of the largest single line granulation facility on the continent. Yara’s Belle Plaine production facility is ideally situated in close proximity to its core markets in western Canada and the northern U.S.
Yara Canada’s operations are committed to superior customer service, to producing the highest quality products in the industry, to being a top employer, to being a leader in safety and environmental stewardship and to being a good corporate citizen.
Yara's history is living proof of our commitment and consistency all the way from the beginning in 1946 when Norsk Hydro signed the first sales agreement with Wilson & Geo. Meyer until today. Our history shows how the company has developed, grown and been supported by a growing market. It also shows the early globalization of the company and the fertilizer industry. During the later years the development of the industrial market and the increased focus on environmental products mark two additional important milestones.
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Built on the heritage from Norsk Hydro and the well-known Viking Ship brand, Yara is a Norwegian based company converting energy, natural minerals and nitrogen into crop nutrition products and industrial solutions. Today Yara retains its global position as a leading provider of nitrogen based mineral fertilizers and industrial products. The company is the global leader in ammonia, nitrates and specialty fertilizers.
With continuous operations in more than 50 countries and sales in 150 countries, Yara enjoys a unique position in the world’s fertilizer and industrial market. Yara’s activities today range from phosphate mining and ammonia/urea production, to commodity trade and highly specialized agriculture and industrial products. The production and sales are based on deep global insight and local market knowledge.
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