Emfert is a single fertiliser up-country depot located in Burgess, Western Australia, between York and Northam in the Central Wheatbelt, and has supplied growers with fertiliser since it was founded in 2005.
Nutrien Ag Solutions West Region Manager Andrew Duperouzel said expanding their fertiliser investment in WA is critical, especially at a time when supply and demand is front of the mind for farmers.
“Our Bulk N tanks in Kwinana underpin our efforts to deliver WA farmers reliable access to fertiliser, and this investment in Burgess will further strengthen the resilience of the local supply chain,” said Mr Duperouzel.
The acquisition will add an additional 6,000 MT of bulk storage capacity for Nutrien Ag Solutions, taking its total granular fertiliser storage capacity in the region to more than 200,000MT.
Mr Duperouzel said this investment will ensure growers across the west have access to the right products and inputs at the right locations.
“Nutrien Ag Solutions currently has fertiliser operations at five depots across the west in Geraldton, Kwinana, Albany, Esperance and Bunbury. Currently, many growers are transporting these inputs from our facility in Kwinana, so the addition of this depot in Burgess will improve accessibility and create cost efficiencies for growers,” said Mr Duperouzel.
Emfert owners Luke and Justin Emerson said this is the start of an exciting new chapter for the business.
Our valued customers remain our priority, and they will continue to receive the same level of service and support with Nutrien Ag Solutions. This integration will see our depot join a global network of agri-related products and services – that’s really exciting,” said Luke Emerson.