50 Years of Nourishing the World
Since our first sale in 1972, Canpotex has become one of the world’s largest suppliers of potash and a vital link in helping the world grow the food it needs. A global company with Canadian roots, Canpotex responsibly markets and delivers Saskatchewan potash overseas on behalf of its shareholders, Mosaic and Nutrien. After 50 years, we celebrate the strength of our relationships with customers and partners, our ability to reliably operate with integrity, and our success as one of Canada’s largest exporters. We will continue to build and grow from a solid foundation for another 50 years.
A Golden Tribute
To celebrate our 50th year in supplying potash to the world, we’ve launched a special podcast series with longtime Canadian broadcaster, Jen Quesnel, where listeners can learn about the history of Canpotex, about our world-class logistics and marketing capabilities, and about our commitment to food security.
Tune in as episodes are released over the coming months.
Check back soon, as we’re not quite ready with this one!
Ten potash mines are operating in Saskatchewan.
Canpotex opens its head office in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Roger Hatch, President of Canpotex 1972-1984.
Canpotex Shipping Services Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of Canpotex Limited opens in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada to coordinate ocean freight and terminal activities for Canpotex.
A number of Canpotex member companies, through Canpotex Bulk Terminals Limited, purchase an interest in Neptune Bulk Terminals (Canada) Ltd. at North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
Early potash boring machines.
Erik Ekedahl is appointed President of Canpotex.
Canpotex and the Government of Canada jointly fund a pilot bulk blend plant in South China, which will purchase its future potash requirements from Canpotex.
Canpotex inaugurates a new distribution route through Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada on the St. Lawrence Seaway to supply markets in Europe.
Canpotex completes a CDN $30 million investment in Neptune Bulk Terminals in North Vancouver, British Columbia which increases storage capacity to 210,000 tonnes and throughput capacity to 6.0 million tonnes.
Canpotex celebrates its 40th anniversary.
Canpotex completes the installation of its new high-speed shiploader at Portland Bulk Terminals, and increases throughput capacity at the terminal.
Saskatoon celebrates the opening of the PotashCorp Playland at Kinsmen Park, featuring the Canpotex Train ride co-funded by Canpotex and CP Rail.
The Board of Directors appoints Ken Seitz President and Chief Executive Officer of Canpotex.
Canpotex opens an office in São Paolo.
Canpotex hits the mark of 250 million tonnes of potash sold (achieving volume growth of 25% in 4 years).