Mole Valley Farmers to partner with Thomas Bell

6th November 2023 | Company News, Fertilisers

Farmer-owned Mole Valley Farmers has upgraded its fertiliser terminal at Newport, at the same time as forming a long-term partnership with fertiliser importer and distributor Thomas Bell & Sons.

The company has invested over £600,000 in new storage facilities at its Newport site, the only farmer-owned fertiliser blending facility in the UK. The additional space means the site can now store up to 30,000 tonnes of product, with the capacity to supply over 150,000 tonnes of fertiliser a year.

MVF has reached an agreement in principle with terminal owner ABP which means it will be able to purchase larger vessels of raw materials, bringing significant cost savings and security of supply to its farmer shareholders. The new partnership will see the co-operative storing and processing product on behalf of Thomas Bell, as well as benefitting from access to new raw material suppliers to extend the MVF fertiliser portfolio.

“Our investment means we can not only process more product, but with additional storage we now have the capability of storing 30,000 tonnes, which means we can supply our farmer shareholders when they need the product, while increasing the area we service,” comments MVF head of fertiliser Craig Paterson.

“Ensuring we supply a consistent quality product to our customers is important,” he continues. “Our ability to supply 90% of orders through our facility and dry store all our product – means we can guarantee top product quality is delivered every time.

“The investment makes us well placed for the years ahead – helping deliver our core purpose of supporting farmer shareholders to improve productivity, profitability and sustainability,” Mr Paterson added.