Lifosa

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AB Lifosa
Type Joint-stock company
Industry Chemical industry
Founded 1952
Founder(s) USSR
Headquarters Kėdainiai, Lithuania
Key people Jonas Dastikas
Products Mineral fertilizers
Revenue 650.9 million litas
Owner(s) EuroChem
Employees 1000 (approx)
Website www.lifosa.com
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Lifosa is a phosphate industry company based in Kedainiai, Lithuania. Starting business in 1952 as a state-owned enterprise of the Lithuanian SSR, it was privatized in 1996 and is now listed on the NASDAQ OMX Vilnius exchange. From 2002, the controlling interest in Lifosa is owned by Russian company EuroChem, which is the main supplier of raw materials to Lifosa. In 2006, Lifosa received 37.22 million litas net profit.

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Kedainiai Chemical Plant Lifosa

History[edit]

  • 1959 - The start of construction.
  • 1961 - Opening of the first workshop (mechanical).
  • 1963 - January 18 the opening of the first line for production of sulfuric acid. In September of that year the second line opened.
  • 1963 - In December started production of powder and granular super phosphate.
  • 1964 - The launch workshop on the production aluminum fluoride, the third line for production of sulfuric acid.
  • 1968 - The shop for the production of phosphoric acid and Ammophos.
  • 1970 - second shop for the production of granulated super phosphate.
  • 1972 - The start of production of extruded mixtures of phosphorus-potassium fertilizer combination in the shop (before 1990.)
  • 1973 - In December the fourth line for production of sulfuric acid.
  • 1982 - The opening of the second workshop on the production of phosphoric acid (the old closed for renovation.)
  • 1984 - New shop for aluminum fluoride(old closed.)
  • 1985 - Was opened after reconstruction of the first workshop of phosphoric acid.
  • 1986 - Built and launched a third line production of Ammophos.
  • 1988 - In the autumn the plant has passed the first congress of the Lithuanian Greens. As a result of their demands obsolete lines of sulfuric acid production were closed. After closure, where was sharp reduction in the lung cancer cases in the surrounding area. Introduction of new, modern sulfuric acid line.
  • 1996 - The privatization of the enterprise.
  • 2001 - The start of production of dicalcium phosphate.
  • 2002 - Starts production of mono-calcium phosphate.
  • 2002 - The majority share package was acquired by Russian company EuroChem.
  • 2004 - «Lifosa» won the national environmental protection award in the "Optimal production process" category.
  • 2004 - Starts production of monodicalcium phosphate production.
  • 2004-2006 - National Exporter of the Year Awards.
  • 2005 - A product of the plant - Mono calcium Phosphate - a gold medal in the contest "Product of the Year".
  • 2006 - Innovation Award.
  • 2006 - Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Handicrafts of Lithuania - Award for Export.

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Coordinates: 55°16′23″N 24°01′05″E / 55.273°N 24.018°E / 55.273; 24.018