We are Profertil, and with our work we nurture the land to feed the world. This inspires, encourages and drives us. With population in constant growth, we produce responsibly the nutrients required to optimize crop yields in a sustainable manner. Thus, Argentina and the world produce more food.

Our history

Throughout these years of work, there are milestones worth remembering. In this time line you will get to know the most important moments of our history.

1996

Profertil project was born

Ingeniero White Production Plant construction was started. We also inaugurated the Storage and Dispatch center in San Nicolás

1998

Ingeniero White Production Plant construction was started. We also inaugurated the Storage and Dispatch center in San Nicolás

2000

The plant construction was completed.

Granulated urea production started. Also, we were awarded the Premio Invertir given by the Fundación Invertir Argentina and we started our Plant Visit Program.

2001

Granulated urea production started. Also, we were awarded the Premio Invertir given by the Fundación Invertir Argentina and we started our Plant Visit Program.

2002

We obtained our first ISO 9001 certification, which guarantees the quality of our processes

We received two awards from the Fundación Exportar, Sello Baires and Premio Exportar for quality and opening of new export markets.

We also received the ISO 14001, environmental management and OHSAS 18001, occupational health and safety management certifications.

2003

We received two awards from the Fundación Exportar, Sello Baires and Premio Exportar for quality and opening of new export markets.

We also received the ISO 14001, environmental management and OHSAS 18001, occupational health and safety management certifications.

2007

We were awarded the Premio Balanced Scorecard for the implementation of strategies and achievement of objectives, among the organizations in the world that use Balance Scorecards.

We received the Premio Nacional a la Calidad for the quality of our products, our services, and our company´s management. This distinction from the National Executive is the main award that an Argentinean company can receive.

2008

We received the Premio Nacional a la Calidad for the quality of our products, our services, and our company´s management. This distinction from the National Executive is the main award that an Argentinean company can receive.

2011

The construction of the Puerto General San Martín Plant started in Santa Fe.
We also celebrated 10 years of production.

We won the award Premio Cita for technological innovation for our product eNe Total, in the course of the 126th Rural Exhibition in Palermo, in the category Process technology in seeds and fertilizers.

The acknowledgement is given by the Chacra magazine, the Cámara Argentina de Fabricantes de Maquinaria Agrícola (Argentine Chamber of Agricultural Machinery Manufacturers), La Rural Exhibition Venue of Buenos Aires and the Sociedad Rural Argentina (Argentinian Rural Society).

2012

We won the award Premio Cita for technological innovation for our product eNe Total, in the course of the 126th Rural Exhibition in Palermo, in the category Process technology in seeds and fertilizers.

The acknowledgement is given by the Chacra magazine, the Cámara Argentina de Fabricantes de Maquinaria Agrícola (Argentine Chamber of Agricultural Machinery Manufacturers), La Rural Exhibition Venue of Buenos Aires and the Sociedad Rural Argentina (Argentinian Rural Society).

2013

We inaugurated the Puerto General San Martín Plant, adding a storage capacity of 200,000 tons of fertilizer.

We started the Capacity Expansion and Energy Saving Project in our plant in Bahía Blanca, a sustainable initiative to increase production using the same amount of natural resources.

We also certified standard ISO 50001 for our energy saving efforts.

We subscribed to the world’s largest social responsibility initiative: the UN Global Compact.

2014

We subscribed to the world’s largest social responsibility initiative: the UN Global Compact.

2015

We started up the Capacity Expansion and Energy Saving Project!

15 years together working to bring more life to the earth!

2016

15 years together working to bring more life to the earth!

2017

We received one of the most important distinctions at the national level, the AmCham Award, in the category “Stakeholder Involvement”.

Finally, we recertified our Integrated Management System.

We aligned our strategy to the UN SDGs and established the priority objectives to which we contribute with our work.

We signed the most important energy agreement in the country, to generate 60% of our urea from renewable energies. In this way, half of the national wheat and maize production will be fertilized with urea produced with wind energy.

We reached 40,000 visitors in our plant of Ingeniero White, thanks to Profertil´s oldest program: Plant visits

2018

We aligned our strategy to the UN SDGs and established the priority objectives to which we contribute with our work.

We signed the most important energy agreement in the country, to generate 60% of our urea from renewable energies. In this way, half of the national wheat and maize production will be fertilized with urea produced with wind energy.

We reached 40,000 visitors in our plant of Ingeniero White, thanks to Profertil´s oldest program: Plant visits

2019

The International Fertilizer Association (IFA) gave us the most important certification that a fertilizer plant can aspire to: we qualified with a score of excellence in the “Protect & Sustain Product Stewardship” program.

We added female operators to our team, a milestone for the company. We obtained the certification as SEDRONAR’s Preventive Work Field.

Where are we

Although our production plant in in the Port of Ingeniero White (Bahía Blanca), we have five distribution points in the country, from where we reach producers from all the country and the world.

Our facilities

Puerto General San Martín Logistics Plant

Storage capacity: 200,000 tons of solid fertilizers

San Nicolás Logistics Plant

Storage capacity:
75,000 tons of solid fertilizers
35,500 tons of liquid fertilizers
It also has external storage facilities.

Administrative offices in Buenos Aires
Necochea Warehouse

Storage capacity:
40,000 tons of solid fertilizers

Loma Paraguaya Warehouse

Storage capacity:
24,000 tons of solid fertilizers

Bahía Blanca production plant and storage and dispatch center

Annual production nominal capacity:
1,320,000 tons of Granulated Urea/ 790,000 tons of Ammonia Storage capacity:
150,000 tons of Granulated urea / 20,000 tons of Ammonia
It also has an external tank for dispatching, mixing, and bagging of fertilizers.

Where are we going

We are inspired by the work we do to feed the world. For this reason, after 19 years, we continue growing and investing. Our goal is to achieve an increasingly sustainable production. We plan and carry out important improvements aimed at optimizing the use of resources that are raw materials for our products or processes (gas, energy, water). These investments are related to the constant updating of our technology, within a framework of continuous improvement.
We will continue on this path together with our people and the communities we are involved in.
In Profertil we think of ourselves as neighbors and strive to be a “good neighbor” in every location

Mission, vision and values

As we state our business philosophy, we put into words the way we see the world, telling how we do things and which pillars we stand on.
In this way, we understand and communicate the meaning of our daily work:

Mission

Efficiently produce nitrogen fertilizers and commercialize other fertilizers, in a sustainable way, meeting the expectations of clients, the communities where we operate, employees, suppliers and shareholders.

Vision

To lead continuously the Argentine nitrogen fertilizer market, promoting its development, directing it to Granulated Urea, intensifying the leadership in costs and supplementing it with differentiating aspects that improve our competitiveness.

Values

• Ethics. We carry out our activities with integrity and honesty, acting consistently.
• Respect. We promote mutual respect between people and responsible care for the environment and safety.
• Engagement. We do our best to achieve the agreed objectives.
• Professionalism. We perform our tasks applying the best knowledge and quality standards for each situation.

Our shareholders

PROFERTIL, an Argentine company equally owned by Nutrien Inc. and YPF S.A., started the production of Urea and ammonia in early 2001, after having completed the construction of the plant, which was under the responsibility of the contractor Snamprogetti-Techint, according to a turnkey contract in January 1998.