Louis Dreyfus completes first phase of its joint venture in China

Located in Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area, the project comprises of a feed protein mill, a vegetable oil refining mill, and a high-end cooking oil production line.

September 29, 2023

Louis Dreyfus Company (LDC), Donlink Holding Group (Donlink), and Guangdong HAID Group (HAID) completed the first phase of construction of their new, 180,000m2 food industrial park in Nansha, Guangzhou, China, operated by their joint venture, Fuling Food Technology Co. Ltd., established in 2020.

Strategically located at the center of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area, Fuling Food Industrial Park comprises a feed protein mill with an annual soy processing capacity of 1,800,000 tons, a vegetable oil refining mill with an annual production capacity of 360,000 tons, and a high-end cooking oil production line with annual bottling capacity of 240,000 tons. The site also includes a packaged cooking oil warehouse, a lecithin production line, soybean oil tanks and a soybean meal warehouse.

Thanks to cutting-edge equipment and technologies, the facilities will help to secure food, feed and ingredient supply chains to serve the needs of China’s growing population, with a focus on developing and producing plant-based food products and ingredients that meet consumer demand for safe, high-quality and nutritious products.

In line with the venture partners’ commitment to minimizing environmental impacts from energy consumption, the facility has also signed a green power purchase agreement to use 100% green electricity from the first day of production.

“LDC is committed to meeting the growing demand from China’s large and growing consumer market in a safe and responsible manner, in line with our company purpose to create fair and sustainable value for the benefit of current and future generations,” said Jerrity Chen, chairman of Fuling Food Technology Co., Ltd. and head of North Asia at LDC. “Fuling Food Industrial Park will work to do so by driving integration and innovation across food and agricultural value chains through strategic partnerships, serving the domestic market with diversified and value-added products.”

Guanghao LAI, Board member of DONLINK Group, said that “against the backdrop of China’s Greater Bay Area development, DONLINK is pleased to work with partners to transform the traditional grains and oils processing business and help create a new landscape for our industry, building on DONLINK’s rich experience in oilseeds and grains processing and merchandising. I’m confident that Fuling Food Industrial Park will create value for our customers and society, contributing to the positive development of the local economy.”