Cargill, Fuite to partner on new animal nutrition production facility in the Netherlands
The intended strategic partnership brings together Fuite Group’s world-class animal nutrition manufacturing capabilities with Cargill’s deep global expertise in animal nutrition
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Cargill Animal Nutrition has announced its intention to enter into a strategic partnership with Dutch family-owned animal nutrition group Fuite to build a state-of-the-art premix, concentrate and young animal nutrition production facility in Hasselt, the Netherlands. The move comes as Cargill’s land lease for its production facility in Rotterdam, The Netherlands, will expire.
The Rotterdam plant has long served as a key production location for Provimi animal nutrition products and will continue to do so in the next period. Cargill acquired Provimi in 2011 and since continued to rely on the Rotterdam facility as well as the Provimi brand.
The intended strategic partnership brings together Fuite Group’s world-class animal nutrition manufacturing capabilities with Cargill’s deep global expertise in animal nutrition. The two companies are closely collaborating on the development of the new factory, which will enable Cargill to continue to offer its complete portfolio of Provimi products to its customers.
“At the level at which both companies operate, both seek to bundle exclusive qualities”, said Joris van Wichen, Commercial Director, Cargill Animal Nutrition North-West Europe.
The new facility is expected to be fully online in 2024, at which time Cargill will transition production from the current Rotterdam facility. Cargill is engaging with its social partners as appropriate, including initiating a consultation process on the foreseen changes with its Works Council.