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  • Products

    CSBP is a safe and reliable producer of sodium cyanide and explosive grade ammonium nitrate for the mining industry, as well as a trusted manufacturer and supplier of fertiliser and agricultural services to Western Australian growers for over 100 years.

  • Work with us
    Work with us

    CSBP is recognised as Western Australia’s leading manufacturer and supplier of chemicals, fertilisers and related services to mining, agricultural and industrial sectors throughout the world.

    Our businesses are recognised as safe, reliable and innovative industry leaders with a strong commitment to customers. We offer an inclusive work environment that celebrates diversity and the uniqueness of individual talents, experiences and ideas.

  • Supplier Management
    Supplier Management

    CSBP relies on a secure, sustainable, and internationally competitive supply chain and strong, positive supplier relationships.

    CSBP chooses to work with suppliers that share its commitment to health, safety, the environment and continued economic growth.

  • Company

    CSBP is part of Wesfarmers Chemicals, Energy & Fertilisers’ (WesCEF) portfolio of leading, sustainable businesses.  WesCEF belongs to Wesfarmers, a diversified conglomerate listed on the ASX and one of the nation’s largest employers.

    CSBP consists of several chemical and fertilisers businesses, as well as a number of subsidiaries and joint ventures.  Each business in its own right is recognised as a safe, reliable and innovative industry leader with a strong commitment to customers.

  • Community

    CSBP has been an active participant in the communities in which we operate for over 100 years. We believe we have a responsibility to get behind the our communities and, more than that, we’re proud to do so.

    We provide support in a number of different ways including, community grants, partnerships, employee giving and disaster relief.

  • Sustainability

    At CSBP we recognise that sustainability drives success.
    It is fundamental to maintaining our social license to operate, and ensuring we continue to grow a portfolio of leading, sustainable businesses.

    We believe sustainability is about understanding and managing the ways we impact the communities and environments in which we operate, to ensure that we continue to create value in the future.



csbp history

A long diverse history

CSBP’s origins are in the Western Australian suburb of Bassendean, when a company known as Cuming Smith & Company, which had previously established the first fertiliser (superphosphate) manufacturing plant in Australia in Melbourne, commenced similar operations in WA.

That was in 1910, more than 110 years ago. As the company evolved into CSBP, through numerous mergers and acquisitions, its reputation and standing as a trusted and knowledgeable local fertiliser business within WA’s farming communities and agriculture industry continues today.

CSBP was solely a fertilisers business until 1967, before taking advantage of growth opportunities to expand into the manufacture of chemicals including various acids, sodium cyanide, ammonia and ammonium nitrate.

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  1. Cumming Smith & Co showcasing superphosphate at the Perth Royal Show in the early 1910’s
  2. Cumming Smith & Co Fremantle Works, c1912
  3. Cumming Smith & Co excavating and conveying superphosphate from mixing den, Bassendean, c1912
  4. Cumming Smith & Co industrial acid manufacturing plant, Bassendean c1912
  5. Moonijin farmer ploughing field, 1926
  6. CSML c1930
  7. CSML advertising c1930
  8. CSML Picnic and Christmas tree committee, 1927
  9. CSBP Kwinana Admin building during construction of the site between 1965-1968
  10. CSBP Kwinana Jetty, 1967
  11. Laboratory worker at CSBP Kwinana in the 1960’s (man)
  12. Laboratory worker at CSBP Kwinana in the 1960’s (woman)
  13. CSBP Chemicals c1970
  14. CSBP Kwinana Works – dispatch of fertiliser bags, 1980