Who We Are
WINDMILL is the largest 100% privately-owned fertilizer producer in Southern Africa outside South Africa with principal market in Zimbabwe while exporting its products mainly to Zambia and Malawi, and a certain amount to Mozambique with long term plans to pursue opportunities in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and Angola
The headquarters is at Westgate on the north western boundary of Harare. WINDMILL assets include two fertilizer manufacturing plants, bulk handling and bagging facilities and a crop chemical formulation plant as well as a stock feed plant, all in or close to Harare. All sites are serviced by road and rail. The company manufactures and distributes granular and blended fertilizers and a wide range of straight fertilizers using domestically sourced nitrogen and phosphates, and imported raw materials, principally potassium chloride and potassium sulphate. WINDMILL imports and markets specialty fertilizers principally for the horticulture market and some field crops In addition WINDMILL also formulates a variety of specialty fertilizers. WINDMILL also imports and markets crop chemicals supplied by a number of the world’s leading principal companies. WINDMILL thus supplies a comprehensive package of fertilizer and crop chemical products to its customers.
For more than 20 years WINDMILL has been an established stock feed manufacturer and sells beef concentrates as well as phosphate licks for supplementary feeding of cattle in winter and summer and a wide range of poultry and pig feeds. WINDMILL is also a retailer of animal health drugs and accessories. WINDMILL’S product portfolio is marketed domestically by a dynamic countrywide marketing team while export business is handled by subsidiaries in Zambia and Malawi WINDMILL’S high standing as a reliable and competitive supplier of top quality products, owes much to the fact that the company has Zimbabwe as its home market. In addition to being amongst the most intensive users of fertilizers and crop chemicals in the developing world today, Zimbabwean farmers are renowned for their discerning and innovative attitude towards fertilizer crop chemicals and stock feeds. With such knowledgeable and critical customers, and intense competition in the market place, WINDMILL has had to be continually alert to changing agricultural practices in terms of technology, marketing and packaging, in order to maintain its place in the market. Operating in such an environment has enabled WINDMILL to amass a wealth of agronomic, technical and marketing knowledge in the agricultural field that are invaluable to its customers. Both Zimbabwean and regional customers have reaped the benefit of the company’s accumulated expertise.