Tanuki Appointed as BASF Distributor

BASF has appointed Tanuki as its exclusive Australian distributor of the BASF chelated trace elements range including Librel, Libfer and ChauFer.

Over the past 10 years, Tanuki has built a reputation as a leading Australian distributor and manufacturer of crop nutrition and protection products including Nordox copper fungicide, Verno micronutrient fertilisers and Glaze micronutrient coatings.

“Tanuki welcomes this new opportunity with BASF Australia, a global leader creating chemistry for a sustainable future,” says Durell Hammond, Director of Tanuki. “With our strong market knowledge, business capabilities and uncompromising focus on responding to customer needs efficiently and responsibly, our team is well positioned to positively impact BASF’s chelated micronutrient business in Australia.”

“Tanuki’s national footprint, strong customer base and complementary products is an ideal combination for supporting our high-quality chelated micronutrient portfolio,” says Denzil D’Mello, BASF Australia’s Industry Manager ANZ. Our chelated trace elements have a loyal following in the Australian market and we’re looking forward to growing this business with Tanuki.”

About Tanuki

Tanuki Pty Ltd is an Australian manufacturer and distributor of specialty fertiliser products and copper-based fungicides. Based in Toowoomba in South East Queensland, Tanuki supplies customers Australia-wide and has a highly capable team who have an in-depth understanding of farming operations. 

About BASF Australia and New Zealand

BASF serves key industries in the agriculture, coatings, manufacturing and mining sectors, and posted sales of about €492 million in Australia and New Zealand in 2022. As of the end of 2022, the company had 374 employees and operated 6 production sites across Agricultural Solutions, performance products and functional materials and solutions. BASF has been active in Australia for over 100 years, and about 60 years in New Zealand.

Contact the Tanuki team to learn more about Tanuki’s partnership with BASF.