In 2020, Acron Group, a leading mineral fertiliser producer in Russia and globally, shipped 1.4 million tonnes of mineral fertilisers to domestic growers, up 93% year-on-year. This was made possible despite the pandemic by coordinated action on the part of the Group’s distribution network to ensure sufficient supplies of mineral fertilisers to Russian agricultural producers.
Acron Group’s sales of ammonium nitrate more than doubled in 2020, while NPK supplies were up 70%. Veliky Novgorod-based Acron saw its urea supplies up 36% and UAN supplies up 52%.
Growers in Russia’s central and southern federal districts remain major consumers of Acron Group’s products.
Chairman of Acron’s Board of Directors Alexander Popov noted the continued steady growth in recent years of Russia’s agro-industrial complex, which has driven the demand for high-quality mineral fertilisers. ‘The Group’s companies make it a priority to supply Russian growers with fertilisers. In 2020, we sold over a million tonnes of our products domestically for the first time, and we see further growth potential’, Popov said.
Agronova, Acron’s distribution network in the Russian market, was established in 2005 and comprises ten specialised agrochemical facilities that ensure direct access to products in Russia’s major agricultural regions. Agronova’s units handle transportation, sales, and storage of mineral fertilisers, with total warehouse capacity of 189,000 tonnes.