Incitec Pivot Ltd Response to AdBlue National Supply Shortage
In December 2021 Australia had just five weeks’ AdBlue reserves remaining. AdBlue is an essential additive that keeps modern diesel vehicles moving including trucks, buses, tractors, emergency vehicles and domestic cars.
With the Federal Government’s support, Incitec Pivot Limited (IPL) mobilised its expertise to expand its existing domestic AdBlue production (at the time only 10% of national requirements) in response to sudden offshore supply chain disruption. IPL’s team comprising Manufacturing, Finance, Legal, Supply Chain, Procurement and Distribution representatives, successfully increased production at its Brisbane plant by more than 800% (3 million litres a week), rapidly averting a national supply crisis.