Cargill invests €20 million to expand animal nutrition facility in Spain
Madrid, Spain – April 22, 2016 - Cargill’s animal nutrition business will streamline its production capabilities in Spain by extending its facility in Mequinenza (Zaragoza) with an additional state-of-the art production line. The €20 million (USD22 million) investment will create more than 20 new jobs. The new line will be equipped with the latest technology for animal nutrition products. Strengthening Cargill’s leading position in the Spanish animal nutrition market, the expansion will enhance product quality, customer experience and improve logistics and distribution systems. The extended facility is expected to be operational in the third quarter of 2017.
“We are strongly committed to help our customers with trusted animal feeds and customized nutrition solutions to help them maximize the performance of their operations,” said Alberto Martínez, managing director for Cargill’s animal nutrition business in Spain. “The new operation provides us with a long term perspective for our operations in Spain.”
Upon completion of the new lines in Mequinenza, production in the Colmenar Viejo facility will end and shift to the expanded facility, affecting approximately 40 people. The new positions created in Mequinenza will be made available to those affected, and Cargill will work closely with its employees and their representatives during the transition process.
“Spain remains a growing market and to meet the demand, producers are professionalizing and scaling up their operations,” added Martínez. “We have been operating in Mequinenza since 2000 and this investment will enable our customers to obtain the best possible solutions, leveraging our global research and production capabilities.”
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About Cargill Spain
Cargill has been in Spain since 1960. Our main activities are: trading cereals and seeds; crushing oilseeds, refining, bottling and marketing of vegetable oils; animal nutrition; agriculture risk management; commodity trading; production of malt; formulation, production and sale of food and non-food ingredients, including pharmaceutical specialties. For more information, visit Cargill.es
About Cargill Animal Nutrition
Cargill’s animal nutrition business has more than 20,000 employees at more than 275 facilities in 40 countries offering a range of products and services to feed manufacturers, animal producers, and feed retailers around the world. In 2011, Cargill completed the acquisition of Provimi, a global leader in premix and animal nutrition solutions, adding to Cargill’s portfolio of animal nutrition offerings. Today, Cargill’s animal nutrition business offers a range of compound feed, premixes, feed additives, supply chain and risk management solutions, software tools and animal nutrition expertise that is unmatched in the industry. For more information about Cargill Animal Nutrition, visit: http://www.cargill.com/feed.