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New Blending Facility to Open at ABP Immingham

Thomas Bell and Sons, based in Brigg North Lincolnshire have signed a new deal with ABP which will see them invest in a new blending plant at the ABP Port of Immingham.

The blending plant will allow Thomas Bell to create bespoke fertiliser blends, which will in turn increase the range of products it can offer to the marketplace.

The state-of-the-art plant, which opens in January 2017, includes the latest precision measurement technology with multi hopper conveyer systems and a double screen to improve production efficiency and to provide optimum product quality.

ABP have invested £100,000 in infrastructure to support the new plant alongside their recent £2 million investment of undercover bagged storage at its dedicated Fertiliser Terminal. Thomas Bell has extended their agreement with ABP to cover this latest investment.

The companies have been working together for over 20 years and this new venture will see Thomas Bell and Sons significantly increase their current annual volumes through Immingham.

ABP Commercial Manager Chris Vause said: “ABP has a long-standing relationship with Thomas Bell and this increased business is extremely beneficial to the port.

“Thomas Bell chose Immingham because of its infrastructure, location and its ability to discharge fertiliser cargoes up to 25,000 tonnes. We are delighted to secure this additional volume.”

Managing Director of Thomas Bell, Andrew Major said: “This investment in additional infrastructure will complement our existing activities at Immingham, boost production capability and maintain our reputation for ‘port to farm’ excellence. These benefits and cost savings will be passed on to our customers.

We have become the UK’s largest independent fertiliser importer on the back of our customer service and those values will remain in place’’

As well as investing in the new plant, Thomas Bell will increase its haulage fleet of ten vehicles to meet demand.

LAMMA 2017

Make sure to visit the Thomas Bell stand at the 2017 LAMMA Show.

LAMMA is the UK’s leading farm machinery, equipment and agricultural services show. It attracts in excess of 40,000 visitors from the UK and overseas who come to visit hundreds of exhibitors. The 2017 event marks LAMMA’s 36th anniversary, and is the fourth year it has been staged at the East of England Showground, Peterborough.

Free to attend, LAMMA is open from 7.30am until 5pm on Wednesday 18 January and 7.30am until 4.30pm on Thursday 19 January.

Free car parking for up to 10,000 cars is available.

Register to download our new show app here


Sarah Murray

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