Nutreco opens new plant in Indonesia and upgrades China plant

23 September 2015

Amersfoort, The Netherlands, 15 September 2015 – Nutreco continues its commitment to growth and investment in Asia with the opening of a new animal nutrition plant in East Java, Indonesia and the completion of the upgrade of its animal nutrition plant in Hunan, China. The €15 million investment in greater production capacity of premixes, farm minerals and young animal feed enables Nutreco’s animal nutrition business Trouw Nutrition to further strengthen its position in the region.

The new premix plant in East Java is Nutreco’s second premix plant in Indonesia and its fifth in Asia. It has a 12,000 ton premix and farm minerals capacity and will employ 20 people. This expansion allows Trouw Nutrition to better serve Indonesian farmers and feed mills through enhanced nutritional services and faster response times.

The plant in Hunan was originally constructed in 1999 and was designed primarily to produce compound feed. It has been upgraded to a premix, farm minerals and young animal feed plant to meet the growing demand for high quality, sustainable animal nutrition products in Central and Southern China. It has a capacity of 75,000 tons and will employ 200 people.

Both openings were attended by several hundred guests and customers. Samson Li, Business Unit Asia Managing Director: “These investments underscore our commitment to the Asian market and enable us to further grow our business by helping our customers to increase their efficiency and profitability with value-adding nutritional solutions."

Earlier this year Nutreco opened a premix plant in Vietnam. Nutreco has a research partnership with the Chinese Ministry of Agriculture Feed Industry Centre (MAFIC) since 2011 and has collaborations with various universities in the region.

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Nutreco’s strategy ‘Driving sustainable growth' is to grow and improve profitability by providing innovative and sustainable nutritional solutions for its customers. This will be realised by focusing on a higher value-added portfolio of nutritional solutions such as premixes, feed specialties and fish feed, and by expanding into the growth geographies of Latin America, Russia, Asia and Africa, which will see the largest increases in both production and consumption of animal protein food products.

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