Cargill's Krefeld site transformation
from corn to wheat
Cargill is transforming its production site in Krefeld, Germany, from a corn to a wheat processing plant, representing an investment of US$ 200 million. The diversification project was announced in 2019 and is well underway and scheduled for completion in 2023.
The transformation will allow Cargill to continue building on the stability of our supply network of European plants to serve our customer’s needs in the area of nutrition and packaging.
Working towards the start-up the transformed Krefeld plant, the safety of our people is the highest priority, whilst at the same time ensuring the plant operates in an environmental responsible way, for example by optimizing energy and water usage.
What will happen to corn?
The Krefeld plant today produces a range of corn starches and sweeteners for the food and industrial markets:
The increasing demand for protein rich foods and the use of industrial starches in the packaging industry are driving the need for vegetable proteins and specialized starches.
By transforming the Krefeld plant from corn to wheat, Cargill strengthens its supply network of European plants to remain the trusted and even more reliable partner for protein and specialized starches for customers.
New technology being established, based on Cargill’s extensive global experience of processing wheat that promotes sustainability benefits across carbon emissions and water use.
The investment will support the local economy and the regional farming community while positioning the business well for future developments.