In March 1959, in the geographical center of Lithuania, Kėdainiai, "The Directorate of Kėdainiai Superphosphate Plant" started to organize the construction and manufacturing activities.


First of all, the care was taken of the manufacturing basis, road and rail infrastructure, storage facilities, etc. The machine department was the first manufacturing unit to start its operation in 1961.


1963, December. The first tonnes of powder and granulated superphosphate were produced.


On 18 January 1963, one 100 000 t/y sulphuric acid line was launched and the first tonnes of sulphuric acid were produced. This date is officially considered the birthday of the plant. In September of the same year, the second, parallel sulphuric acid line yielded its first production.


The aluminium fluoride plant and the third line of sulphuric acid were constructed and launched.


The phosphoric acid and ammophos production plants came into operation by the end of the year.


The 2nd granulated superphosphate plant came into operation.


1973, December. The 4th sulphuric acid production line was launched.



1975 – 1988. The Company was reconstructed and modernized. Some plants were closed and the new ones were erected.


A new, second phosphoric acid production line, twice more powerful than the first one was built and launched while the old one was closed for the renovation.


A new, more powerful aluminium fluoride plant was built and the old one was closed.


The phosphoric acid plant No.1 came into operation after the reconstruction.


The third ammophos production line augmented the fertilizer production capacities. The renovation of the Company was finished in 1988, when new and modern sulphuric acid plant came into operation. The outworn plant was closed and dismantled.


The company was privatized.



By the end of 1997, a part of the share capital was used to establish a joint venture with the Finnish fertilizer trust Kemira OY for superphosphate manufacturing purposes. Since August 2004, it has become an independent company.


After renovation of the ammophos plant, AB Lifosa started producing more valuable fertilizer diammonium phosphate and built a modern 40 000 tonnage production warehouse.


The process heat released during the sulphuric acid production process was started to be further beneficially utilized to heat the local and Kėdainiai city objects.


In July 1999, AB Lifosa and international agricultural, food and industry trading company Cargil Holdings Denmark Asp signed the Agreement and Cargil Holdings Denmark Asp became the exclusive distributor of AB Lifosa phosphate products.


Sulphuric acid plant was renovated and expanded, increasing the yield more than twice. The Company became the largest sulphuric acid producer in Europe.
In the same year, the 25 MW turbo-generator started producing electricity utilizing the waste steam generated at the sulphuric acid plant. The generated energy is enough to power all the process plants at the Company.


The Company started producing the feed phosphates:
• 2001 - dicalcium phosphate;
• 2002 - monocalcium phosphate;
• 2004 - mono-dicalcium phosphate.


From 2002


In 2003, AB Lifosa implemented the Quality and Environment Management Systems that meet the requirements of ISO 9001:2000 and ISO 14001:2004.


AB Lifosa joined the globally accepted initiative, the United Nations Global Compact.


AB Lifosa implemented the Project "Utilization of local and recovered process heat at the sulphuric acid unit in power generation process", completed the installation of the Heat Recovery System HRS. The system enables to produce more heat and electricity by more efficiently utilizing the sulphuric acid process heat. The EU structural funds granted the support to this Project.


AB Lifosa was granted the certificate indicating that the Company's Occupational Health and Safety Management System meets the requirements of OHSAS 18001:1999.


AB Lifosa became a GMP+ B1 and GMP+ B2 certified company.


The Company invested more than 90 million LTL into the construction of new objects and launching of new equipment and significantly increased the production capacity.

Implementation of two big projects was finished:
The project, which was started in 2009 and was partially financed from the European Union structural funds, involved modernization of the manufacturing process of feed phosphates by increasing productivity and launching modern technologies. The designed capacity of the new feed phosphate production line is 150 000 t/y.
The longest transporter in Lithuania (880 meters) was built.

A new warehouse for the main raw material apatite was built. Its tonnage is 100 000 tonnes of phosphate raw materials, which is sufficient amount for one-month manufacturing process. The railway loading unit and transporter system enabling to supply raw materials directly to production lines were built near the warehouse.


The investment strategy of AB Lifosa for the years 2011-2016 was approved. During every year of this period, about 9 million USD are planned to be allocated for renewing of equipment and renovation of infrastructure.


In 2012, the construction of the multifunctional sports and entertainment complex "Kedainiai Arena" was started. The construction of this complex was financed by AB Lifosa, the investment amounting to appr. 17 million Litas.


The Company celebrated its 50th anniversary. A book called "Experience is Worth Gold..." was released, which chronologically describes the major events in the company's history.


Kedainiai Arena was opened August of 2013. This was the present of AB Lifosa to the city.


The new converter was installed in Sulphuric acid plant. It made possible to increase the conversion of SO2 (contacting) degree from 99.7% to 99.9%.


The construction of a new production plant of soluble crystalline mono-ammonium phosphate (MAP) was started, having the design production capacity of 30 thousand tonnes per year.


Opening of a new production plant of crystalline urea phosphate - new water-soluble fertilizers. Lifosa has invested over 14 million euros in construction of the new production facilities.


1 MW solar power plant has started its operations at Lifosa.