Terra and Kemira joint venture to go ahead as GrowHow UK

Fertiliser giants Terra Nitrogen and Kemira GrowHow  have unveiled the name of their new joint venture company, after it received competition commission approval  last month.

GrowHow UK will begin trading from 1 October and will combine the two companies’ fertiliser and chemicals business, making it the largest producer of ammonium nitrate and compound fertilisers in the UK.

Terra’s head office at Thornaby on Teeside will close and GrowHow UK will operate from the Kemira site at Ince, near Chester. Terra’s blue-bag livery will be adopted across all GrowHow’s products.

The new company’s management team will be largely drawn from within Terra and Kemira.