6 Nov 2018
Perstorp to invest €14+ million in Feed & Food
Malmö November 6, 2018 - Establishing satellite production units in Asia and the Americas to be closer to these markets and customers. Significantly increasing manpower resources in R&D, regulatory affairs, supply chain, operations, marketing and sales. Expanding the plant in the Netherlands… Perstorp Group firmly invests in the Feed & Food Business Area. The goal: boosting next generation solutions for gut health and preservation. Executive Vice president Roger Mann: ‘Consumer demands favor next generation solutions such as the ones we provide. Perstorp has seen this potential. Enlarging our presence allows us to meet these demands.’
Investing in Feed & Food was a society driven decision, explains Mann. ‘Growing world population and increasing protein consumption require next generation solutions. Taking ownership of your health is a trend we see worldwide. People want to know what is on their plate, how their food is made, how the animals were treated and if they were raised antibiotic free. By investing in Feed & Food we want to contribute to a sustainable world for future generations.’
Next generation solutions
To ensure global availability Perstorp Feed & Food will establish new production units in Asia and the Americas. Mann: ‘This way we can offer a faster, more robust and flexible supply chain. By strategically strengthening and expanding Feed & Food we can keep offering next generation solutions all around the world.’ Feed & Food is doubling the number of employees in R&D, regulatory affairs, supply chain, operations, marketing and sales. The plant in Waspik, the Netherlands will be the beating heart of the Business Area and home to many of the new colleagues. An ambitious investment program has been greenlit for the site to increase office space, laboratories and production capacity.
Lifeline in agrifood
The key to a smooth organization? Putting the right people in the right place, according to Mann. ‘Perstorp Feed & Food combines a lifeline in agriculture with excellent research.’ In the process of recruiting, Mann underlines the importance of hiring people with a passion for agri-food and outstanding skills. ‘We want our people to have a deep understanding of farmers’, veterinarians’ and nutritionists’ needs. In this ever changing world with its constantly shifting demands, we have to keep pace with the customer’s demands.’
Perstorp Holding AB
SE-211 20 Malmö
+46 435 380 00
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Devoted to success
in gut health and preservation
Swedish company Perstorp has been involved with developing a range of highly effective additives for the agricultural industry for over fifty years. As a producer of key raw materials such as propionic, formic, butyric and valeric acid, we focus our efforts on organic acid based solutions for gut health and preservation and take pride in being the first to provide you with the next generation of acid based products. Perstorp Feed & Food consists of a dedicated team of agricultural specialists within Perstorp that are committed to delivering optimal solutions and service.
Perstorp believes in improving everyday life – making it safer, more convenient and more environmentally sound for billions of people all over the world. As a world leading specialty chemicals company, our innovations provide essential properties for products used every day and everywhere. You’ll find us all the way from your car and mobile phone to towering wind turbines and the local dairy farm. Simply put, we work to make good products even better, with a clear sustainability agenda. Founded in Sweden in 1881, Perstorp’s focused innovation builds on more than 135 years of experience, representing a complete chain of solutions in organic chemistry, process technology and application development. Perstorp has approximately 1,500 employees and manufacturing units in Asia, Europe and North America. Sales in 2017 amounted to SEK 13.6 billion. Learn more at www.perstorp.com.