Windmill plans to expand in Zambia

WINDMILL Private Limited of Zimbabwe plans to open a branch in Zambia next year to supply fertiliser and stock feed.

Company marketing executive Herbert Chakanyuka says the company produces about 300,000 metric tonnes per annum of fertiliser while stock feed is a growing project with huge potential.

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Mr Chakanyuka says the company plans to spread its wings within the Southern African Development Community (SADC) and Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA).

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“We believe that with the coming of COMESA and SADC, there is no need for us to remain behind but to explore markets within the two regions,” he said.
He said the show provides appropriate market entry strategy for the company that is considering opening branches in Zambia.

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Mr Chakanyuka was speaking in an interview in Lusaka at the just-ended 86th Agricultural and Commercial show under the theme “Building on Today’s Prosperity.”

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He said the firm wants to become a one-stop shop by providing agro inputs such as fertilisers, crop chemical, insoluble fertiliser and stock feed.
Windmill is 100 percent privately-owned fertiliser producer established in 1949 in Zimbabwe.

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The firm has two fertiliser production facilities – one granulation plant producing 150,000 tonnes per year of chemical compounds, and a blending plant that produces around the same amount of blended fertilisers.

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It boasts of a crop chemical formulation plant and stock feed production plants which are both located in Zimbabwe

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The company is also active in the importation, marketing and distribution of fertilisers, crop chemicals, animal health products and speciality fertilisers.