Koch Fertilizer Acquires J&H Bunn Ltd.
March 16, 2011
Koch Fertiliser Ltd, a subsidiary of Koch Fertilizer, LLC, has completed its acquisition of United Kingdom-based fertiliser blender and distributor J&H Bunn Limited, including its subsidiaries.
“We’re pleased to be integrating J&H Bunn’s terminals and its distribution and blending capabilities into Koch Fertilizer’s global network,” said Steve Packebush, president of Koch Fertilizer, which is based in Wichita. “J&H Bunn has a long history as a highly respected independent fertiliser distributor in the U.K. market.”
J&H Bunn was founded in 1816 in Great Yarmouth. It employs about 150 people in its fertiliser business, which is comprised of 7 terminals throughout the United Kingdom. Approximately 95 percent of the U.K.’s arable area lies within 100 miles of J&H Bunn’s port-related facilities.
“Koch Fertilizer values our agronomic and blending capabilities and plans to retain the Bunn-related brand names,” said David Harrod, a UK director for J&H Bunn. “J&H Bunn’s customers should see welcome benefits from this unique combination of our local and global fertiliser capabilities and our shared commitment to customers. The Bunn management and operational teams will also help ensure continuity for our customers.”
J&H Bunn’s major fertiliser terminals are in Great Yarmouth on the east coast, Middlesbrough (Teesside) in northern England and Sharpness on the west coast. Bunn also has four other coastal and inland terminals at Falmouth, Howden, Montrose and Fakenham.