2015 was a busy year for the company
2015 has been a busy year for Cargill in terms of acquisitions and expansions.
The company completed its acquisition of Zamanita Ltd., the soybean crushing and oil refining subsidiary of Zambeef.
Arguably the biggest deal for Cargill in 2015 came in October when it completed its acquisition of EWOS, a global leader in salmon nutrition, for EUR1.35 billion (US$1.52 billion). The acquisition made Cargill’s animal nutrition business a leading player in the growing salmon feed industry, one of the most advanced and professionally managed segments in global aquaculture.
Other important moves Cargill has made this year include:
- Expanding its Global Animal Nutrition Innovation Center in Velddriel, The Netherlands, in January.
- Expanding its animal feed facility in Tehuacán, Puebla, Mexico, in February.
- Opening a new $29 million feed mill in Hedrick, Iowa, in May.
- Acquiring a majority stake in Ekol Gida, a leading company operating in premix and feed additives markets in Turkey.
- Opening an aquatic feed mill in Fugang Industrial Park of Yangjiang Hi-tech Zone in China.
- Forming a joint venture with Naturisa to build a $30 million shrimp feed facility near Guayaquil, Ecuador, in July.
- Investing $200 million for feed manufacturing and chicken-growing operations in the Philippines.
- Opening a new HatchBrood facility in China.
- Opening Agri Purina’s feed mill plant in Pyeongtaek, Korea.
Cargill has completed the acquisition of Zamanita Ltd., the soybean crushing and oil refining subsidiary of Zambeef. Zamanita now becomes an integral part of Cargill’s business in Zambia.