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Regional presence at a glance

The German language version of our website provides a short description of our main areas of business. Die deutsche Version unserer Webseite enthält eine kurze Beschreibung der Geschäftsbereiche des Unternehmens.

Wer wir sind

EuroChem ist ein vertikal integriertes Unternehmen der Agrarchemie, das kostengünstige natürliche Ressourcen und Produktionssstätten mit eigenen Logistikfacilitäten und globalen Beratungs- und Vertriebsplattformen verbindet.

Zur Zeit produzieren wir stickstoff- und phosphathaltige Düngemittel. In naher Zukunft werden wir unsere Produktpalette um Kaliprodukte erweitern. Wir setzen bei unseren Produkten auf hohe Qualität. Unser Portfolio umfasst sowohl Standardprodukte als auch eine wachsende Palette an Langzeit- und Spezialdüngemitteln, die zunehmend an Bedeutung gewinnen.

Unsere internationalen Produktionsstandorte in Russland, Litauen, Kasachstan und Belgien wurden vor Kurzem durch ein Joint-Venture in China ergänzt. In Verbindung mit unserem Logistik- und Vertriebsnetz in derzeit mehr als 25 Ländern ermöglichen uns diese Produktionsanlagen einen perfekten Zugang zu unseren Schlüsselmärkten.

Unser Unternehmen wächst schnell und wir streben an, in drei Jahren, bezogen auf Nährstoffkapazität, weltweit zu den Top 5 zu gehören.

Was wir tun

Mit rund 23.000 engagierten Mitarbeitern entwickeln wir uns schnell zu einem der weltweit größten Unternehmen im Bereich der Agrarchemie.

Wir betreiben Produktions-Anlagen in Russland, Belgien, Litauen und China und stellen mehr als 100 Standard- und Spezialprodukte her, unter anderem eine umfangreiche Palette an Stickstoff-, Phosphat- und Mehrnährstoffdüngern, Säuren, Gasen, Enteisungsmitteln, organischen Syntheseprodukten und mineralischen Rohstoffen. Diese geografisch und technisch diversifizierten Anlagen und die entsprechende Produktpalette erlauben es uns, schnell auf sich verändernde Marktnachfragen zu reagieren. Dies bringt uns einen entscheidenden Vorteil gegenüber Wettbewerbern auf den globalen Märkten.

Im Rahmen von unseren Herstellungsprozessen können weitere Produkte wie z. B. Melamin und synthetische Merchant-Grade Essigsäure (MGA) produziert werden. Ebenso produzieren wir Futterphosphate, eine wichtige Ergänzung für die Rinder-, Geflügel- und Schweinehaltung. EuroChem ist der weltweit einzige Hersteller von Baddeleyit-Konzentrat, das in der Produktion von feuerfesten Materialien und in der Elektrokeramik eingesetzt wird. Zudem ist EuroChem in Russland der einzige Hersteller von Melamin , das in der russischen Bau- und Automobilindustrie starke Verwendung findet.

Investoren

Obwohl EuroChem auch weiterhin ein privat geführtes Unternehmen bleibt, legen wir größten Wert auf Transparenz. Wir sind stolz auf unsere einzigartige Geschichte und möchten unsere Stakeholder nicht nur über unsere Investitionen, sondern bereits im Vorfeld über alle größeren Kapitalmarkttransaktionen informieren.

Nachhaltigkeit

Nachhaltige Entwicklung ist ein zentraler Aspekt unseres Unternehmensziels zu einem der fünf größten Düngemittelhersteller weltweit zu werden. Weltweit unterstützt unsere Unternehmensstrategie die Bemühungen verbesserte Erträge und landwirtschaftliches Wachstum zu genererieren und damit in mehr als 100 Ländern die Nahrungsgrundlage zu sichern.

Presse

Der Pressebereich dieser Webseite soll Ihnen einen Einblick in das Unternehmen EuroChem ermöglichen. Hier finden Sie aktuelle Neuigkeiten und Fotos.

Kunden

Unsere Produkte unterstützen mehr als 6.000 Kunden in über 100 Ländern markt- und saisonübergreifend. Unser Logistiksystem gewährleistet in Verbindung mit unserem weltweiten Verkaufs-und Vertriebsnetz einen kontinuierlichen Produktfluss. Dies ermöglicht es uns das richtige Produkt zum richtigen Zeitpunkt an den richtigen Ort zu liefern.

Unsere Kunden profitieren von unserem globalen Verkaufsnetz. Wir verfügen über Vertriebs- und Lagerstandorte in Russland, den GUS-Staaten, Europa, Asien, Brasilien sowie Nordamerika und Mexiko.

Unsere Vertriebszentren beraten Landwirte hinsichtlich der Verbesserung ihrer Ernteerträge und überwachen und optimieren den Einsatz von Düngemitteln.





EuroChem in the news

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Russia Bets on Hungry China With $6 Billion Fertilizer Mines

Interview by Head of the Mining Division, EuroChem Group Clark Bailey to Bloomberg on November 8, 2017

  • EuroChem plans to sell premium fertilizer to Asian farmers
  • The potash market is depressed and prices are near decade-low

China’s dilemma of how to feed its booming population will partially be answered by fancier fertilizers, according to one of the world’s richest billionaires.

EuroChem Group AG, owned by Russian commodities tycoon Andrey Melnichenko, is spending over $6 billion on two mines to produce potash, a reddish mineral found deep in the Earth that’s prized for its ability as a soil fertilizer.

The company is counting on Asian farmers buying more sophisticated crop nutrients aimed at soil deficiencies or different crops, rather than saturating the ground with a blanket of chemicals. China’s farmers have long relied on heavy doses of state-subsidized fertilizer to boost yields, but that’s left fields contaminated.

“We forecast an explosive growth in demand for premium fertilizers in China,” Dmitry Strezhnev, EuroChem’s chief executive officer, said in an interview from Moscow.

Still, it’s a tough time to be a potash miner. Prices are near a decade-low and the market is mired in a glut. Companies including Potash Corp. of Saskatchewan Inc. have shuttered operations in the U.S. and Canada. The global surplus could be as much as 10 million metric tons in 2018, according to Green Markets data.

Major Threat

“Even though the market is in oversupply, companies invested in these projects years ago, so they have to start,” Elena Sakhnova, an analyst at VTB Capital, said by phone. “This is the major threat for the market.”

EuroChem won a license for the Usolskiy mine, located in the Perm region of western Russia, about a decade ago, when potash was reaching $1,000 a ton. Since then the market has collapsed, and prices are now about $225. Usolskiy has recently started production.

The second site, VolgaKaliy, is about 190 kilometers (118 miles) from Volgograd and will begin next year, focusing on shipping potash to Europe and the Americas. It will be one of the lowest-cost potash mines in the world, as well as having the highest ore grades, according to Clark Bailey, the company’s director of mining.

The company is betting it can succeed where others failed because output costs in Russia are far lower than competitors. VolgaKlaliy is located near to the Black Sea, which reduces the shipping costs, Bailey said in an interview with Bloomberg Television. Overall costs in Russia are also much lower than Canada or Europe, he said.

In 2018, total production of both mines will be about 600,000 tons, the company estimates. In seven years, it aims to produce 8.3 million tons of potash a year, equal to about 13 percent of current global consumption.

“Global demand for potash grows by 1 million tons per year, while there are not so many large new projects like ours are coming online,” Strezhnev said. “Given the gradual ramp up of our mines, we will, in fact, just meet the growing demand.”

Potash producers usually sell the commodity in China and India through annual supply agreements with importers, who than resell the fertilizer to farmers. EuroChem aims to cut out the middleman and work with local Asian companies to turn potash into more advanced fertilizer formulas.

Ultimately, EuroChem aims to expand in premium crop nutrient products, with the business accounting for 30 percent of future sales, compared with 20 percent currently.

“EuroChem’s strategy looks justified,” Konstantin Yuminov, analyst at Raiffeisenbank in Moscow said by phone. “China is focusing on more eco-friendly fertilizers and developing production, so demand for premium fertilizers will rise.”

 

Link to interviews and videos: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-11-08/russia-bets-on-hungry-china-with-6-billion-fertilizer-mines

By Yuliya Fedorinova
With assistance by Guy Johnson, and Matthew Miller


Fertilizer Focus

EuroChem Widens its Sights

Feature – Fertilizer Focus discusses EuroChem’s potash capacity with Clark Bailey, Head of Mining, and future plans with Olivier Harvey, Head of Investor Relations.

First published in Fertilizer Focus (September 2016)


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Russia’s Fertilizer Tycoon Says Potash Glut May Last a Decade

Russian billionaire Andrey Melnichenko, whose fertilizer company is investing more than $6 billion in potash mining, said it could take at least a decade for the potash market to work off the excess because of the past “disruptive” actions by the largest sellers. However, because of its low costs and business model that encompasses mining, retail selling and a variety of products, EuroChem still generates profits even in a depressed market.

First published in Bloomberg (August 2016)


SPIEF

Andrey Melnichenko speaks during a panel session on day two of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum 2016 (SPIEF) in Saint Petersburg, Russia, on Friday, June 17, 2016.

Video recording English / Russian


EuroChem Partners DuPont Sustainable Solutions

EuroChem Partners DuPont Sustainable Solutions on its Journey to Improve Safety Culture

As a leading, vertically integrated producer of nitrogen and phosphate fertilizers, EuroChem puts special emphasis on occupational safety and the creation of a safe and accident-free work environment across its whole organization and the reduction of occupational injury rates. EuroChem worked with experts from DSS to improve its internal safety management system.

First published in June 2015 – DuPont


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Andrey Melnichenko: “We’ve got a calculator; we can count money”

Today, EuroChem is the world’s ninth-biggest fertiliser business, but Mr Melnichenko aims to bring it into the top three. More than 10 billion dollars has been invested in EuroChem, SUEK and SGK in the past five years, and another 10 billion is to be put in over the next five

First published in Expert Magazine (June 2015) translated from Russian (link to original)


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Mining Journal – Apatite for fertilisers

Self-sufficiency was the word on the lips of our EuroChem hosts during a recent tour of the Kovdorskiy mining complex in Russia’s Arctic north-west. After guiding Mining Journal and others around a brand new apatite-staffelite ore-processing plant, officials expressed confidence at the prospect of extracting enough phosphate to end reliance on external sources for the fertiliser feedstock…

First published in Mining Journal – May 2015 (author: Nadav Shemer)


EuroChem’s expansion into mining could double company size, boost it to top 5 potash player

When Andrey Melnichenko founded EuroChem Mineral Chemical Co. OJSC nearly 15 years ago, the company was not much more than a pair of Soviet-era
nitrogen plants and a dust bowl phosphate mine facing closure…

First published in May 2015 by S&P Global Market Intelligence (formerly known as SNL Financial) / (author: Ben Seeder)


industrial mineral

EuroChem reveals phosphate expansion plans at Kovdor and beyond

The expansions at one of the largest apatite mines in Russia are only part of EuroChem’s growth ambitions. Different ore types will be tapped and the mine could continue being worked to twice its current depth, IM learned on a recent visit to the company’s Kovdorskiy mine in northwest Russia…

First published in Industrial Minerals – May 2015 (author: James Sean Dickson)


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Fast-growing fertilizer giant EuroChem eyes London float

Fertilizer giant EuroChem is planning to float on the London stock market within five years following the opening of two huge potash mines that will dramatically boost the size of the business…

First published in the Evening Standard – Thursday 21 November 2013 (author: Jonathan Prynn)


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Russia roots for potash

EuroChem is Russia’s largest mineral fertiliser producer, and is aiming to establish itself as one of only four fertiliser companies with a significant presence in all three fertiliser nutrient categories – nitrogen, phosphorous and potassium (NPK)…

First published in Mining Magazine – 15 November 2013 (author: Ailbhe Goodbody)


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Potash potential: EuroChem enters the competition

EuroChem is developing its own source of potash, and seek to become 100% self-sufficient in its own phosphate production. The scenario for fertiliser minerals is simple: people need food and therefore fertiliser…

First published in Industrial Minerals – May 2013 (author: Kasia Patel)


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EuroChem details potash entry; IPO possible within 5 years

EuroChem is investing a combined $7 billion to develop 2 separate potash production facilities in Russia: the VolgaKaliy potash mining complex near Volgograd, based on the Gremyachinskoe ore deposits; and the Usolskiy manufacturing complex near Berezniki, in the Perm region…

First published in IHS Chemical Week – April 2013 (author: Natasha Alperowicz)


BNE

Spreading fertilizer in Russia

In a grey, dusty field three hours drive from the “hero” city of Volgograd, better known by its old war time name of Stalingrad, a brand new derrick rises above the melting snow that marks the site of the biggest investment in Russia outside of the oil and gas sector. The derrick is the entrance to the VolgaKaliy mine shaft, which will drop more than a kilometre below the surface to one of the richest potash deposit in the world…

First published in BNE – April 2013 (author: Ben Aris)


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Vedomosti interview “Andrey Melnichenko – I am a Happy Man”

A conservative investor, an apolitical and happy man: Andrey Melnichenko tells why he is unwilling to invest in new assets and shares his vision of the future for his business…

First published in Vedomosti in April 2012, translated from Russian (link to original)