Quality Assurance

“Safety, security, traceability and quality are integral to all aspects of Origin Fertilisers business from our people to our products.”

Origin Enterprises PLC

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People

Quality assurance relies on well trained, motivated and professional people
Origin Fertilisers is proud to have such a staff throughout the business

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Processes

Origin Fertilisers has made significant investment in the administrative and operational processes that are essential to quality assurance and customer service

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Plants

£3m pa invested in our 8 modern production sites
State-of-the-art blending, screening, coating & bagging….
….ensures clean, free flowing, size matched products
Computer controlled plants to ensure accuracy

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Products

Wide range from blends to complex compounds
AN, urea and OEN – not tied by production
Prescription products tailored for specific needs
Continuous product development
Backed by R & D programme

Key Aspect:
Nutrient analysis

Quality assurance procedures to ensure accurate analyses
Analyses of raw materials and finished products regularly checked
High water-soluble P2O5 – see next slide

Key Aspect:
Bag weights

Bag weights routinely checked and recorded during production
Checked by FIAS and audited by PAI

Key Aspect:
Liner thickness

Origin Fertilisers liners are thicker than industry average
Robust packaging to protect product qualit

Key Aspect:
Traceability

All bags have a traceability coding system
Fully FIAS compliant to ensure product security

How available is your phosphate?

Crops take up phosphate in its water-soluble form
Phosphate in Origin blends is 92.5% water-soluble
Phosphate in compounds made using ‘Nitrophoska’ is typically 65 – 75% water-soluble
Check the level of water-soluble phosphate in NPK – at current prices it costs c. 70p per kg

Example: Origin 16-16-16 vs. Nitrophoska Compound 16-16-16
Origin 160kg P2O5 x 92.5% water-soluble = 148kg P2O5 x 70p per kg = £90.65 / tonne
Compound 160kg P2O5 x 75% water-soluble = 120kg P2O5 x 70p per kg = £73.50 / tonne

Additional value of Origin 16.16.16 vs. Nitrophoska Compound 16.16.16 = £17.15 / tonne

How Do We Know?

  • Quality assurance controls & training
  • Internal audits
  • External audits (FIAS, Auditors)
  • Regulatory inspection (HSE, Environment Agency, Trading Standards)
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What’s on the bag?

  • Our name
  • Our reputation
  • Our assurance

 

What’s in the bag?

  • Integrity
  • Investment
  • Innovation