Louis Dreyfus Company (LDC) started operating its joint Rongchuan aquafeed facility with Guangdong HAID Group in Tianjin to reinforce the company’s capacity to supply aquafeeds in China.
The new facility is now the biggest aquafeed mill in North China with an annual feed production capacity of 200,000 metric tons, aiming to meet the growing demand for high-quality proteins from Chinese customers and consumers.
The company also broke ground on the construction of additional oilseeds crushing plant near LDC’s existing facility in Zhangjiagang, China. Located in the Gangcheng Food Industrial Park, this new facility will double LDC’s capacity to supply soybean meal and refined vegetable oils to eastern China, bringing daily soy crushing capacity to 4,000 tons, and daily refining capacity to 1,200 tons, with production expected to begin at the end of 2022.
“Our new facilities demonstrate our commitment to meeting Chinese consumers’ evolving needs and growing demand for high-quality proteins, leveraging synergies with our existing capabilities in the country and working hand-in-hand with our trusted partners to maximize shared value creation through complementary expertise,” said Jerrity Chen, head of North Asia and Regional Head of Grains & Oilseeds.