Lesaffre opens new production plant in Russia

04-07-2016 | |
Lesaffre opens new production plant in Russia. Photo Lesaffre
Lesaffre opens new production plant in Russia. Photo Lesaffre

Animal nutrition company Lesaffre is investing in a new facility dedicated to the production of Actisaf live yeast at Voronezh Drojjie production plant in Russia.

On Thursday 23 June 2016 in Voronezh, Mr Viktor Logvinov, the Vice-Governor of Voronezh oblast; Frédéric Modoloni, Minister Counsellor of the French Embassy in Moscow; Antoine Baule, CEO of Lesaffre and Frédérique Clusel, Phileo General Manager officially opened the second Actisaf® production plant in the World.

More than 1 billion rubles (US$15mln) have been invested in the modernisation and development of the plant. This new facility, which commenced production at the start of this year, is mainly dedicated to the production of live yeast for animal nutrition and health. This new development extends the range of yeast that is already produced at the site. The extension allows Voronezh Drojjie to achieve annual production exceeding 20,000 tons of dry yeast, becoming the largest yeast manufacturer in Russia and one of the most important in Central and Western Europe.

Previously, Actisaf was only manufactured at Lesaffre Marcq-en-Baroeul’s production plant in France. 400 million rubles (US$6mln) have been invested in this new industrial equipment.

Frédérique Clusel, General Manager of Phileo, explains “We know that this huge country, Russia, has the potential and the desire to significantly increase its livestock production. Previously Actisaf was imported but now, with our complete range of feed additive solutions and local production, we are well-placed to become the key reliable partner for progressive Russian farmers. We decided to invest in Voronezh, an area of Russia with strong dairy and meat production – and to support this investment, we will recruit local experts in each species to better serve farmers. Our team is here to help farmers with high-value technical support to help them drive their business performance forward.”

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Emmy Koeleman Freelance editor