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About Us

100 Years of experience,


Kynoch now offers high quality fertiliser blends in manageable 2kg and 5kg bags for the avid gardener’s comfort. The Kynoch Garden Range was built on years of experience in agriculture and grounded by a strong scientific knowledge. 


Our fertiliser blend are known for the high concentration of 25%, to ensure all essential elements are included for the benefit of your garden.


From tunnels with seedlings, vegetables and berries to large hectare maize and other grain plantations, sunflower, ground beans, cotton, lucerne and pastures, to bananas, nuts, tea and avocados, celery and citrus our knowledge, experience and service is truly distinctive.

Our History

100 years of Kynoch

The Kynoch brand is more than 100 years old. Kynoch has been a ground breaker in the fertiliser industry since 1919 and has proven it can stand the test of time. George Kynoch & Co first opened its doors in Birmingham, England in the 1850’s where it manufactured explosives and ammunition.  In the early 1900s, Arthur Chamberlain who was chairman of George Kynoch & Co, explored the possibility of selling explosives to the Gold Mines in the Transvaal.  He found that Dynamite was already being produced at Modderfontein and Somerset West, and that exporting explosives from Ireland would have priced Kynoch out of the market. In 1908 the first few Irishmen left Arklow for Umbogintwini and set about clearing the bush to erect the first part of a new factory.  By the end of 1908, the Umbogintwini plant was in full production.  Expansions and growth characterized the Umbogintwini factory until 1918, when at the end of World War 1 there was an oversupply of explosives throughout the world.  Kynoch then built the first fertiliser plant in South Africa at Umbogintwini.  The British founding father of the company, George Kynoch, died in South Africa whilst negotiating with the old Transvaal mining Houses. Whilst the British wing of George Kynoch & Co. ended after World War 1, the South African company Kynoch Fertiliser grew from strength to strength to the brand that South African farmers countrywide remembers to this very day.  

Kynoch Today

enhanced efficiency through innovation

During 2014 Kynoch became a member of Export Trading Group (ETG), a multinational company, operating in Africa for more than 30 years.  ETG owns and manages a vertically-integrated agriculture supply chain across the African subcontinent with operations spanning procurement, processing, warehousing, transport, distribution and merchandising. In FY2019, ETG procured and distributed over 6.7 million metric tonnes commodities including maize, pulses, wheat, rice, sugar, oilseeds, cashew nuts, cocoa, coffee, fertilizer and farm implements. Eighty percent of the African-originated stock was procured at farm gate level.  The group is a consortium of three major investors including Mitsui, Pembani Remgro and Standard Chartered Bank Plc.  

Kynoch Fertiliser is a leading importer, blender and retailer of a complete range of granular, liquid and speciality fertilisers (OptimiZers™) in Southern Africa whilst our farmers are serviced by a large sales and agronomic technical support team.  Kynoch operates warehouses as well as import and blending facilities in all the major ports in the Southern Africa Region and a number of inland locations. Kynoch is the exclusive distributor of globally proven Agrotain® nitrogen stabilisers supplied by Koch Industries and have also developed their own range of enhanced efficiency fertilisers products which includes its own foliar range (OEMFF®) that is both crop- and growth stage specific.  To complete the full range of plant nutrition requirements, other fertiliser raw materials, products and enhancers are sourced locally and internationally.  As a result, your long-standing innovative plant nutrition partner now brings you Enhanced Efficiency through Innovation.

Kynoch Garden Range

100% nutrition for your garden

For over a hundred years, Kynoch has created innovative fertiliser solutions for generations of farmers across Africa. This wealth of trusted experience has now been used to develop a retail range of pioneering, high quality fertiliser products for the home gardener. In 2019 Kynoch introduced its first garden range products in the market with great success and anticipation. The take-off of the new garden range introduced the perfect fertiliser blends for your flowers, veggies, lawn or fruit. 

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