Japan’s Ajinomoto to expand lysine production capacity

Plant to be built at US-based subsidiary

Ajinomoto Animal Nutrition Group Inc., a 100 percent subsidiary of Ajinomoto Co. Inc., will construct a plant at its U.S.-based subsidiary, Ajinomoto Heartland Inc., in order to enhance the production capacity of a rumen protected Lysine, AjiPro-L, and to expand its sales in the market. Through this expansion, Ajinomoto Group says it aims to grow AjiPro-L as one of the major driving forces in the animal nutrition business along with other existing products such as Lysine, Threonine, Tryptophan and Valine.

“AjiPro-L has been able to gain a high reputation thanks to its high efficacy based upon abundant scientific evidence,” says the company. “AjiPro-L is now the top brand in a category of rumen protected Lysine in the U.S. market. In order to meet the growing demands by customers, we aim to expand our production capacity to over 10,000 tons per year by FY2016.”

First, Ajinomoto will increase production capacity by 5,000 tons per year in 2014. In addition, in order to deliver the value of the technology globally, the company plans to strengthen its competitiveness through continuous investments in research and development.