Omnia welcomes Sasol Nitro decision

2010-07-21 10:31

Omnia Fertiliser has welcomed the Competition Tribunal’s decision

on Sasol Nitro relating to allegations of abuse of dominance in the fertiliser


Omnia managing director Rod Humphris said: “The decision will see

Sasol restructure its Nitro division, withdraw from certain downstream

activities and focus on its core fertiliser business.”

The Tribunal’s decision, however, signified the exit of two major

fertiliser companies, as Yara had left the market earlier this year.

Humphris said: “Yara and Sasol were two key players in the

fertiliser industry.

Their vast databases of information, agronomic expertise

and research and development offered significant value and real choice to the

end customer, our farmers.”

While it might be hard to measure the impact this could have, he

said Omnia Fertilizer would strive even harder to meet both the current and

future needs of its customers in an increasingly competitive environment.

The company would continue to support broader development

objectives through a range of initiatives – one being the active support of

developing farmers.

Omnia said last week it might acquire some of the fertiliser

blending plants that Sasol would sell as part of the settlement with the


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