Uhde Fertilizer Technology (UFT) was established in 2005 as a subsidiary of ThyssenKrupp Nederland B.V. and is domiciled in Roermond in The Netherlands. UFT has acquired the worldwide, exclusive license rights for the fluid bed urea granulation technology from Yara Fertilizer Technology (YFT) of The Netherlands and licenses now the renowned fluid bed urea granulation technology world-wide; in addition to that UFT takes also care of after sales services, trouble shooting, spare parts supply and revamp of existing granulation plants built under license of HFT/ YFT.

With its intensive R&D activities UFT further develops the urea fluid bed urea granulation technology to the benefit of our clients. Opens internal link in current window(see R&D)

Licensing policy

Uhde Fertilizer Technology (UFT) is licensing its fluid bed urea granulation technology, without any restrictions.

There are basically two routes to come to a licensing arrangement. The most common one is licensing through the contractor, who is building the plant. The alternative route is a direct license agreement with the owner of the plant.


Granular urea is a commodity with a wide variety of applications. The majority of the granular urea produced world-wide is utilized as fertilizer (fertilizer grade). A minor portion goes into chemical applications (technical grade) e.g. melamine production or is used as cattle feed ingredient.

Urea is by far the world-wide mostly applied fertilizer and represents a market of approx. 150 million metric tons per annum.

Due to the excellent physical characteristics, urea granules produced by UFT granulation plants present several superior features:

  • bulk storage and transport is possible in large volumes without caking,
  • losses or quality degradation
  • granular urea is particularly suitable for bulk blending operations; there is no segregation or mechanical damage during mixing and transport
  • the larger size granules feature improved agronomical efficiency, in particular when used for paddy rice fertilization; they are also suitable for aerial spreading