H.J. Baker to help fill sulfur need in China
H.J. Baker will begin selling two new fertilizer products in China this summer. The announcement showcases H.J. Baker’s continued growth as it expands its reach in key international markets such as China.
The company has hired David Yang, a 20-year industry veteran, as country manager for H.J Baker Trading Shanghai Company, Ltd.
Shanghai Ace Investment and Development Company will operate production in Lianyungang located in the northeastern part of Jiangsu province through its supply agreement with H.J. Baker Trading Shanghai Company, Ltd. Under the agreement, two key products for the Chinese agricultural market will be released this summer; T90CR sulfur fertilizer and TZINC micronutrient enhanced sulfur fertilizer.
“China has a limited production of high-sulfur containing fertilizers which has caused massive sulfur deficiencies in soils across the extensive farming regions of the country,” said H.J. Baker CEO Christopher Smith. “In fact, The Sulphur Institute (TSI) currently estimates that the annual deficit in China is now more than two million tons, the largest in the world. This is one of our greatest areas of expertise, and farmers across China will begin to see healthier crops soon after our products are added to their soil.”
Smith added, “Establishing a meaningful presence in China supports our aim to continue to grow multi-nationally,” “Mr. Yang’s in-depth experience, knowledge, and ethical fortitude are key assets to H.J. Baker’s continued growth in such an important market, and we are very optimistic and confident about his role as our country manager in China.”