Cargill in Vietnam inaugurates new aquaculture feed line
The opening of aquaculture feed line in Ha Nam marks 10th aqua feed line nationwide
Vietnam - May 3, 2017 - Cargill in Vietnam marked a milestone with the opening of its 10th aqua feed line at its feed mill in Ha Nam in late April. This new line strengthens the company’s long-term commitment to contribute to the development of the local agricultural economy. It is Cargill’s second aquaculture feed line in the North of Vietnam. With a production capacity of 3,000 MT/month, this modern line focuses on high quality extruded feed for Tilapia and other local species to serve the local demand for floating fish feeds.
Thanks to its strategic location in Ha Nam province, the new aquaculture feed line will improve access to customers in the major agricultural areas of Ha Nam, Hanoi, Thai Binh and the broader North Central Vietnam region where farmers are rapidly switching from extensive to intensive farming practices. It will help reduce delivery time to customers and enable fish farmers to grow healthy seafood, increase their output, and lower their production costs per kilogram while reducing their impact on the environment.
“Vietnam is a critical aquaculture market for Cargill, and we are excited to be expanding our aquaculture feed capability to our 6th plant location to continue our growth in Vietnam and in Asia South,” said Chad Gauger, managing director, Cargill Aquaculture Nutrition Asia South. “Cargill’s global innovation and expertise combined with our strong plant operations in Vietnam and commercial teams will bring exciting new technologies to the Vietnamese farmer to help them thrive.”
Cargill’s first aqua feed facility in Vietnam was inaugurated in Bien Hoa in 1998. Upon the acquisition of EWOS in 2015, its manufacturing facilities in Vietnam were integrated into Cargill’s plant network in the country.
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In February 1995, Cargill established our presence in Vietnam with the opening of our first representative offices in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City. In October 1995, Cargill Vietnam Limited was formed. In December 2009, we were the first U.S. company to obtain a distribution license in Vietnam, allowing us to distribute products directly in the country. Today, we employ more than 2,000 employees across 23 locations. Our operations include animal nutrition, food and beverage ingredients, grain and oilseed trading, metals trading, and corn protein concentrate.
Besides business operations, Cargill Vietnam also strongly focuses on enriching communities. For our school-building program efforts, Cargill received an award from the Minister of Education and Deputy Prime Minister in 2007. In 2009, Cargill was honored to receive the 3rd Grade Labor Order given by Vietnam’s Former President Nguyen Minh Triet. In early March 2016, Cargill Vietnam was honored by the U.S State Department with the Award for Corporate Excellence (ACE award) for our good work done in the human rights space through our CARES activities as well as our commercial work with farmers in the Animal Nutrition and Cocoa spaces.
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