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DSM's Global Premix Offering Expands

by 5m Editor
22 November 2011, at 9:51am

COLOMBIA & ECUADOR - DSM Nutritional Products’ global premix offering has been expanded yet further by major new investments in Colombia and Ecuador.

Last week saw the opening of two new premix sites in Tocancipá, Colombia, and Amaguaña, Ecuador, which together are the most modern premix facilities in Latin America.

"Our new premix plant in Tocancipá will strengthen the entire nutrition sector in Latin America," commented Rick Greubel, President Human Nutrition & Health, DSM Nutritional Products. "It offers the highest levels of product quality, reliability and traceability, accompanied by state-of-the art safety and sustainability standards. Tocancipá will be a beacon of good manufacturing practice for the region."

The inauguration of the Tocancipá facility in Colombia, which will serve both the Human Nutrition & Health and the Animal Nutrition & Health sectors, comes hard on the heels of a number of important milestones for the company. These include the opening of DSM’s fifth premix plant in China, the opening of the company’s Animal Nutrition & Health premix plant in India, its acquisition of Fatrom Furajeri Additivi (the leading premix manufacturer in Romania), and the opening of the Animal Nutrition & Health premix facility in Tatarstan (in a joint venture with Tatenergo JSC).

New investments have also been undertaken in Ecuador. Antonio Ruy Freire, President Animal Nutrition & Health, said: "The quality of premix for the feed sector is crucial to the quality of the livestock markets it serves. DSM’s continuing investments in Latin America demonstrate our strong commitment to serve this important market. Our modern premix facilities, with their capacity to create highly specific blends of vitamins and minerals, support the development of the low-cost, high-protein products that consumers are asking for."

Besides its Human Nutrition & Health and Animal Nutrition & Health businesses, DSM’s Personal Care unit is also present in Colombia and Ecuador. It enjoys a strong position in raw materials and active ingredients for the Sun Care, Skin Protection and Hair Protection market segments.