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Adisseo to invest €100 million in feed additive plants

French feed additives manufacturers Adisseo is to invest more than 100 million Euros in its plants in France (Roches-de-Condrieu, Roussillon and Commentry) and Spain (Burgos).

This new investment plan follows on from a first €25 million plan initiated in 2009 and the decision to build a methionine production unit in China, in partnership with China National BlueStar, Adisseo’s parent company.
 
With this new investment programme, the French company aims to respond to continuing growth in global demand for methionine, an amino acid essential for farm animal feed, especially poultry.
 
The global methionine market is expected to grow by more than 4% a year over the next five years, in line with the rise in global meat production, of which poultry is the most demanded product.
 
Adisseo particularly intends to increase the capacity of the Spanish plant in Burgos, to build a new workshop for intermediates at the site in Saint-Clair du Rhône (Isère), and to improve processes and strengthen the supply chain at the sites in Roussillon (Isère) and Commentry (Allier).
 
This initiative is also in line with Adisseo’s sustainable development policy which particularly focuses on improving occupational safety and protecting the environment by using the best technologies available.
 
Adisseo Group is the third largest manufacturer of animal nutritional additives and solutions in the world. The Group develops, manufactures and markets four families of additives: methionine for monogastric animals; a range of methionine products for ruminants; multi-enzymes; and a whole range of vitamins.
 
Since January 2006, Adisseo is owned by China National BlueStar, it employs 1,200 people, has 3 research labs and 5 production facilities. In 2009, the Group’s sales figure reached €1 billion.

Dick Ziggers

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