Biomin has further expanded its global production network with the opening of a production plant in Panama. The new plant will allow for growth and quicker delivery to its distributors and customers in new and existing markets throughout the Americas.
The plant produces Mycofix, a mycotoxin deactivating feed additive, with plans to produce PoultryStar, a multi-species probiotic for poultry, in the future.
The site was planned with a long-term perspective and an expectation of growth in mind. It has an installed production capacity of 3,120 tonnes per year based on one packaging station and a single shift. Its starting production goal is 6,240 tonnes per year with two shifts. Maximum production capacity can reach 12,480 tonnes per year with the addition of a second packaging station.
On August 20, 2015 Christian Seiwald, chairman of Erber AG, and Esteban Giron, vice minister of Agricultural Development joined in the cutting of the ribbon inaugurating the plant in Panama alongside Biomin managing director, Marcelo Ribeiro, marking a momentous occasion for the company and the region. "A strong, longstanding commitment to scientific research has allowed BIiomin to deliver leading products in an ever-increasing number of markets across the globe," commented Mr Seiwald.
Also in attendance were Ruben Beltran, managing director of Biomin USA along with 50 invited guests including key distributors and customers from throughout the region.
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