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Brenntag invests in animal nutrition production

With this investment in production efficiency, capacity and capabilities, the company is increasing its service level to customers in the animal nutrition and pet food industry.

Expanding site in Poland to increase service level

Brenntag, the global market leader in chemicals and ingredients distribution, is expanding its site in Kędzierzyn-Koźle, Poland. With this investment in production efficiency, capacity and capabilities, the company is increasing its service level to customers in the animal nutrition and pet food industry. The planned measures cover a new production line and expansion of storage, to be implemented by the end of 2022. This expansion is in line with the company’s growth plans for the global Brenntag Specialties division.

Wouter Vullings, director Animal Nutrition EMEA: “With this significant investment we are repaying the continuous trust our customers have put in our solutions for the animal nutrition and pet food industry. Brenntag developed its first solutions for this industry in Poland in 1999. Over the last 22 years we have expanded our production capabilities and capacity. As a result, the plant in Poland has evolved into a highly efficient production facility, serving customers from almost 40 countries globally. This investment plan is supporting our long-term strategic goal to increase our presence as leading solution provider in the animal nutrition market in the EMEA region.”

The site in Kędzierzyn-Koźle is one of eight production facilities in Europe where Brenntag is producing pre-mixtures for the animal nutrition and pet food industries. These products include pre-mixtures to preserve ingredients against yeast or molds, prevent contamination of bacteria, stimulate animals’ gut health, prevent oxidation of fats and oils, or create solid solutions of liquid ingredients. All this leads to a reduction of feed waste. The products thus contribute to the company’s sustainability ambition to increase resource efficiency in the whole value chain. At the plant in Poland, Brenntag can produce both liquid and solid solutions under the strictest globally appreciated quality monitoring systems: FamiQS and GMP+.

Tomasz Kowalik, application development manager Animal Nutrition EMEA, says: “We have been experiencing very high demand for dry pre-mixtures for some time. This investment in our site in Poland is therefore a fitting opportunity to meet the ever-increasing market demands and individual needs of our customers even more. The planned expansion includes scaling up our production capacity, expanding into other type of products, and improving production and process automation.”

Frank Haven, president Nutrition EMEA, says: “As consumers we are almost in daily contact with food products from animal origin or we enjoy the pleasure of pets in our homes. Brenntag products play a major role in our everyday lives, which is why I’m very pleased that our animal nutrition business unit has undergone an impressive development, successfully evolving into a dedicated solution provider.”

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