Yara to build 275,000 sq ft plant in East Yorkshire
The Norwegian firm is to create a facility for crop nutrition products and biostimulants close to its base in Pocklington.
Billed as a global production facility to be built on a 16-acre site, the centre would deliver products designed to increase yields and improve quality.
Yara said the plant would be “one of the largest in the world for these products, which are crucial for achieving food security and combating climate change”.
Crop nutrition is one of the fastest growing markets in agriculture, said Yara. The group’s sales of YaraVita specialty crop nutrition products and biostimulants have grown fivefold in the last 20 years.
These products are formulated to meet the specific needs of crops throughout the growing season and to help them increase their resilience to climate change.
The plant, to be built close to the company’s existing site in East Yorkshire will allow Yara to double the capacity of its YaraVita products when the facility is expected to be operational by the end of 2025 and further expand production capacity if needed. Virtually all the output from the plant will be exported to markets around the world.
“Our specialty crop nutrition products help farmers increase yields and quality without increasing land use. That not only benefits farmers but is also good for the planet,” said Mónica Andrés Enríquez, executive vice-president for Europe at Yara International.
“It’s no wonder that this market is growing exponentially. Amid today’s food security and climate change challenges, it’s more important than ever to feed the world with nutritious food while also protecting the planet,” she added.