The USD 17 million investment will help to strengthen Trouw Nutrition’s position in the region through greater production capacity for premixes, farm minerals and young animal feed.
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 metric tonne premix and farm minerals capacity and will employ 20 people.
The compound feed plant in Hunan 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 metric tonnes and will employ 200 people.
Both openings were attended by several hundred guests and customers.
Samson Li, Business Unit Asia Managing Director said: “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.