De Heus breaks ground on new animal feed plant in Ivory Coast
The company started the construction of a greenfield compound feed factory in Ivory Coast with an initial capacity of 100,000 tons per year for fish, poultry and cattle.
De Heus started the construction of a greenfield compound feed factory in Abidjan, in the new industrial zone of PK in Attingue’, Ivory Coast, with an initial capacity of 100,000 tons per year. The factory will produce high-quality complete feed for fish, poultry and cattle, which will expand the current portfolio of Koudijs concentrates and specialty feeds. Production is planned to commence during the second half of 2022.
“With the full portfolio of concentrates and complete feeds, we aim to continue to fully serve the needs of the farmers in Ivory Coast and the future local export destinations,” said Mark Hop, general manager of De Heus Ivory Coast, who acknowledged that “the timing is right to take the step towards local production to solidify the leading position it has built as Koudijs Animal Nutrition.”
“With the design of the factory, we take future developments into account, as well as the high-quality and safety standards to ensure production of great quality feeds in a safe and environmentally friendly manner,” said Jan-Willem Pruim, technical project manager.