A brief history of IPF

Incitec Pivot Fertilisers boasts a long, proud history within the fertiliser industry of Australia. Incitec Pivot’s first direct antecedent company, Australian Co-operative Fertilizers commenced in Toowoomba, Queensland in 1915. Australian Fertilizers Ltd formed in 1920 in NSW and took over the SSP operations of the Elliot brothers (1862).

Meanwhile, its Victorian counterpart Pivot Limited was formed in 1918 creating The Phosphate Co-operative Company of Australia Limited in 1919.  


Pivot Limited and Incitec Fertilisers merged in 2003 to create IPL and three years later the company’s fertiliser production capacity more than doubled with the purchase of Southern Cross Fertilisers.

Incitec Pivot Fertilisers also boasts having Australia’s oldest soil testing service and in 2013 celebrated 50 years of providing continuous nutritional analytical services for farmers.