Kingsberg Group are one of the few suppliers on the sub continent that does not compete with their clients in that we don’t blend and brand product for sale to end – users. Kingsberg companies are fully funded and can therefore supply product to blenders on a CMA extended basis up to 90 days after delivery of product to the client’s warehouse or blending plant. Collateral Management can be arranged up to after the process of blending. We also assist clients through our innovative finance team with setting up of their financial facilities to assure they are in a position to grant credit should they so require to their clients while maintaining the ability to settle our product costs as the product leaves their respective warehouses.
We have a proud relationship with the best suppliers of logistics and port services in Southern Africa and we have a firm understanding that trade of any commodity is heavily dependent on the success and cost effectiveness of the supply of logistics services. We are absolutely bound by our ability to execute our contracts and without absolute faith in our logistics services and their smooth operation this cannot be done. There is therefore a very large focus on logistics in our group.
We have a range of suppliers from the Middle East, Far East, North Africa, Russia, Ukraine and Canada
Kingsberg Commodities South Africa and Kingsberg Africa Trading are responsible for sales of product on the continent. We do value add services like deliveries on a DDU basis to landlocked countries such as Zambia, Mozambique, Malawi and the Eastern DRC.
Urea is a white dry organic compound and a crystalline substance and has minimum of 46% Nitrogen calculated in dry state. It has a melting point of 132 deg.C. The chemical formula is CO(NH2)2 or NH2CONH2.
Urea is produced by letting carbon dioxide (CO2) react with anhydrous ammonia (NH3) under a pressure of 140 – 170 bar and temperatures of around 190deg.C. Water is removed during processing and the molten matter is converted to either prills or granules. Urea is generally supplied as white prills or crystals/grains, where the crystals are larger than the prills.
Commercial Urea is available in any desired packing. However, it is generally packed in 50 kg bags or supplied in bulk/loose.
Monoammonium Phosphate has been an important phosphate fertilizer for growers around the world for many years. It is completely water soluble, generally applied in the granular form and used in the formulation of suspension fertilizers. As a granular material, it mixes well and frequently serves as an ingredient in bulk-blended fertilizers.
Monoammonium Phosphate, with its low pH levels, is best used for high-alkaline soils. It is an ideal starter fertilizer because Monoammonium Phosphate contains less ammonia-nitrogen than Diammonium Phosphate, reducing potential seed damage.
Diammonium Phosphate is the most widely used phosphate fertilizer among growers today. It is manufactured by letting phosphoric acid and ammonia react and it contains two ammonium molecules. In alkaline soil conditions, one of the ammonium molecules in Diammonium Phosphate will revert to ammonia, increasing the soil pH, but over the long term nitrification of the ammonium leads to a decrease in soil pH, making it an excellent fit for alkaline soil. Diammonium Phosphate itself is alkaline with a pH between 7,5 and 8,0.
Potash is a naturally occurring mineral created during the evaporation of ancient sea beds. Potash is also referred to as Muriate of Potash or Potassium Chloride and is the most widely used potassium fertilizer. Potassium is one of the three primary crop nutrients required for plant growth. Potassium serves as the “Regulator” of many essential processes within the plant. Potash is water-soluble and contains 60-62 percent K2O.
The primary use of ammonium sulphate is as a fertilizer for alkaline soils. In the soil the ammonium ion is released and forms a small amount of acid, lowering the pH balance of the soil, while contributing essential nitrogen for plant growth. The main disadvantage to the use of ammonium sulphate is its low nitrogen content relative to ammonium nitrate, which elevates transportation costs.
It is also used as an agricultural spray adjuvant for water-soluble insecticides, herbicides, and fungicides. There, it functions to bind iron and calcium cations that are present in both well water and plant cells. It is particularly effective as an adjuvant for 2,4-D (amine), glyphosate, and glufosinate herbicides.