Established in 2007, Uralchem (a part of the Uralchem Group) is one of the world’s largest producers and exporters of nitrogen, potash and complex fertilisers.
In 2022 the Uralchem produced 23.9% of Russian ammonium nitrate, 15% of nitrogen fertilisers, 15.1% of ammonia, 12.5% of urea and other fertilisers.
Production of ammonium nitrate in Russia in 2022
*Source: AzotEcon research group
Production of ammonia in Russia in 2022
Production of urea in Russia in 2022
Production of nitrogen fertilisers in Russia in 2022
Uralchem’s key assets include:
- Uralkali PJSC;
- Azot Branch of Uralchem in Berezniki, Perm Region;
- KCKK Branch of Uralchem in Kirovo-Chepetsk, Kirov Region;
- PMF Branch of Uralchem in Perm, Perm Region;
- VMF Branch of Uralchem in Voskresensk, Moscow Region;
- GEO NPK LLC;
- Uralchem Trading House LLC, Perm, Perm Region;
- Uralchem-Trans LLC, Moscow;
- The United Service Centre (USC) Branch of Uralchem in Perm, Perm Region.
Among the Company’s priorities are the supply of high-quality mineral fertilisers to domestic agricultural producers, the promotion of expert support programmes to introduce new plant nutrition and soil fertility techniques, and the delivery of customised solutions to industrial clients.
The Company’s agronomy experts work in most regions of Russia. One of the customer support tools is the Agrolaboratory, which is located at the KCKK site.
Digital Agro, a subsidiary of Uralchem, provides farmers with digital tools and services enabling them to make data-driven decisions, apply fertilisers more efficiently and improve sustainability of their businesses.
Another subsidiary, Uralchem Innovation, specialises in developing, testing and implementing high-tech solutions for the agroindustrial sector. The subsidiary’s assets include a chemical laboratory, an agricultural laboratory and a pilot plant processing vegetable protein.
Uralchem’s ESG Strategy envisages a systemic approach to the development of sustainability practices and the creation of a foundation for further transformation of business. The Company’s activities are based on the key principles of sustainable development – resource efficiency, industrial safety, and social responsibility.
Uralchem’s main competitive advantage is production flexibility, which enables the Company to maintain an efficient operating balance to match current demand. In addition to standard fertilisers (ammonium nitrate and urea), Uralchem’s product range offers innovative products that reflect the latest trends in the global fertiliser market.
The Company utilises a wide network of distribution partners and fertiliser storage facilities. Its own fleet of rail wagons and port facilities assure reliable and timely supply of products.
The key raw material used in the production of nitrogen fertilisers is natural gas supplied under long-term contracts with Gazprom PJSC.