Based on Haifa’s proprietary polymer coating technology, the new CRF facility significantly increases the Group’s fertilizer coating capacity, and enables it to effectively serve the North American market. It brings both enhanced production capabilities and the supply chain closer to its business partners. The new facility reflects an investment of over $10 Million, and has the potential to create 20 jobs in the Savannah market. The design and location of the new plant facilitates also offers a future option to increase the production capacity by 50%, to meet growing customer demand.
"Our decision to construct a CRF production facility in Savannah, Georgia is part of our global strategy, aiming to meet a rapidly growing demand for Haifa’s advanced Multicote™ controlled release fertilizers, and to better service our customers in the turf, horticulture and agriculture industries,” said Mr. Nadav Shachar, CEO Haifa Group. "We are proud to be the only multinational CRF producer with production facilities located in three continents. This significant step reassures the confidence in our long-term growth plans, aiming to expand both presence and offerings to growers worldwide.”
The new plant is made up of three buildings totaling 100,000 square feet. The facility has been purpose built and designed to facilitate Haifa’s unique and proprietary manufacturing process. The facility houses a fully integrated laboratory to maintain the highest real-time quality control, in line with Haifa’s stringent global standards.
The Savannah plant will be supplying North American customers with Haifa’s Controlled Release Fertilizer products. This is accomplished by encapsulating the granules in a polymeric coating using Haifa’s Multicote™ technology. The patented technology optimizes nutrition in a single application, minimizes fertilizer loses by leaching, eliminates contamination of ground water and removes the dependency on irrigation.