Biomin opens new premix production facility in Austria
Thursday, June 4, 2020
Biomin opened an ultra-modern premix production facility in order to meet the growing customer demand for its animal nutrition products, including mineral feed, premixes and specialties. The production began in Haag am Hausruck in Austria in February. The facility can process up to 10 metric tons of finished product per hour. It includes an on-site laboratory for quality control and 54 silos with a storage capacity of 1100 m³.
“The new production unit represents the Biomin promise to customers by leveraging advanced technologies to deliver high-quality animal nutrition solutions while ensuring safety, sustainability and traceability,” stated Franz Waxenecker, managing director of Biomin.
The facility has been designed to ensure full transparency and minimize the risk of cross-contamination of the final product. Self-driving automated guided vehicles (AGVs) ensure the transport of materials throughout the facility in a closed container system. Batch managed inventory and electronic records capture when employees perform specific actions such as dosing or emptying each silo, for example.
Given the firm’s mission to help improve the sustainability of agriculture the plant generates power from a geothermal system and solar panels on the rooftop. “Our nutrition solutions contribute to sustainability by improving the efficiency of farm animals, boosting farm and feed mill profitability and reducing the ecological footprint of agriculture,” stated Barbara Rüel, head of global product management Animal Nutrition at Biomin.
“While we have had considerable success bringing our unique feed additives to customers in over 130 countries, our nutrition management solutions encompassing premixes, mineral feeds and specialties has until recently been focused on several key regions,” observed Waxenecker. “With this new facility we will be able to bring our science-based nutrition solutions to customers in new markets as part of our internationalization strategy,” he added.
“For many years customers have relied upon well-balanced feeding concepts designed by BIOMIN to achieve a range of objectives, including improvements in performance, health, well-being and reducing antibiotic use or environmental emissions,” stated Rüel. “Our ability to offer flexible, science-based solutions and access to innovative mycotoxin risk management and gut performance solutions are what set us apart,” concluded Rüel.
The Biomin production unit at Haag am Hausruck has several quality certifications, namely GMP+, ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and HAACP.
Photo caption: From left to right: Franz Waxenecker, managing director of BIOMIN, Barbara Rüel, head of global product management Animal Nutrition at Biomin and Regional Council member for Upper Austria, Max Hiegelsberger, at the new Biomin production facility in Haag am Hausruck, Austria. Photo credit: BIOMIN and ERBER Group.
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