FERTILISER GIANT Yara has announced the completion of a significant investment in its storage facility in Perth.

Global chemical distributor Brenntag runs the Perth site in partnership with Yara, and has committed £5 million in investment for new liquid storage, warehousing, blending facility expansion and distribution infrastructure. The first phase of improvements and an investment of £2.5m were undertaken last year and completed in time for this spring’s fertiliser usage.

The Perth site handles manufacturing and distribution of Yara fertilisers across the whole of Scotland, from Caithness down to the Scottish Borders. Changes made have included major improvements and expansions that improve safety, efficiency, and consistent quality of delivery for all customers.

“This investment is important for both Yara and Brenntag,” said Yara business manager for Scotland, Gareth Flockhart. “Our collaboration has made this a smooth process. All of the investment from Brenntag shows commitment to our customers and our offering in terms of service, quality, and efficiency."

Perth is a particularly important location for Yara’s liquid fertiliser business. “In Scotland, our Perth facility has been at the forefront of manufacturing and providing liquid fertiliser. Brenntag’s investment helps the Perth site continue doing what it does best: making premium products that achieve the best results possible for our customers.”

The next stage will include a new fertiliser warehouse along with expanded capacity and support for faster turnaround of orders. Work is set to begin shortly with an expected completion of early 2022.