Tanzania Fertilizer Company Limited is a Fertilizer trading Company owned by Government of United republic of Tanzania. It was established in 1968 through the Companies Ordinance (cap 212) and given certificate of registration no. 4335. The initial function of the Company which was a joint venture between the Government of Tanzania through National Development Corporation (NDC) and M/S Kclocner –INA of Germany, was to run the fertilizer production plant which was situated in Tanga.
Tanga production facility was closed down in 1991 on technical grounds and the same year M/S Kclocner-INA surrendered all their shares to The Government of Tanzania which eventually became sole shareholder. Company main business is importation, procurement and distribution of various types of fertilizer in the Country.
To be a leading provider of fertilizer and other agriculture inputs in Tanzania, with wider customer coverage, strong financial base, highly motivated staff and prudent networking that focus on quality products and service to customers.
To provide high quality and affordable fertilizers, other agriculture inputs and services to its broader base customers in the supply chain, through utilization of dedicated and knowledgeable human resources and innovative technology with high degree of accuracy and promptness.
Focus to local farmers:
Being a public company, TFC is morally obliged to offer preferential treatment to farmers in Tanzania
The Company consistently observes high standards of business ethics and the rule of law while ensuring the business is objectively conducted.
The Company focuses on customer satisfaction and timely provision of affordable but high quality products.
Human Resources Development:
The Company encourages development of new creative ideas that will bring positive changes into organisation at the same time maintaining retention of competent and motivated workforce.
Best Resources utilization:
The Company desires to improve its performance through proper use of resources entrusted to it in an efficient and economic manner.
Functions of TFC are as follows:
a) To supply quality fertilizers and other agriculture inputs at affordable and competitive prices in the country and beyond, at the right time and place.
b) To produce, import and distribute fertilizers and other agriculture inputs for use within the country and beyond.
c) To supply quality fertilizer and other agriculture inputs for farmers in the Country and beyond,at the right time and place, and at competitive prices as per requirements.
d) To provide relevant expertise, information and advice on issues of production, quality and standards, supply and distribution of fertilizers and other agriculture inputs within the country and beyond
e) To participate directly or indirectly in research undertakings by research institutions on fertilizers and other agriculture inputs in the country.
TFC is State owned Company under the Ministry of Industry and Trade. The operations of the Company are delegated to the Board of Directors which is appointed by the relevant Minister with day to day activities being under management team headed by General Manager.
General Manager, who is appointed by the Board of Directors, is Chief Executive Officer of the company and is assisted by three departmental Managers, Finance Manager, Commercial Manager and Human Resources Manager. There is also Internal Audit unit headed by Chief Internal Auditor reporting to General Manager.
The Company is divided into four zones each one headed by Zone Manager. The Zones are:
(i) Songea Zone:
The Zone covers Iringa, Ruvuma and New region of Njoluma and has selling centres at Iringa Municipal, Makambako, Njombe, and Songea.
(ii) Mbeya Zone:
Covers Mbeya and Rukwa Regions with selling centres in Mbeya Town and Sumbawanga.
(iii) Nothern Zone
covering, Kilimanjaro, Arusha and Manyara with selling centres at Moshi and Arusha.
(iv) Western Zone:
Covering Regions of Tabora, Mwanza, Kigoma, Shinyanga, Mara and new Regions of Katavi and Geita. The main selling centre is at Tabora.
Last Updated (Thursday, 22 March 2012 08:40)