What could be one of the greatest threats to our health in 2048? Probably antibiotic resistance. In 2048, antibiotic resistance could cause more casualties than cancer. More than enough reason for Perstorp to further invest in organic acid-based solutions and especially solutions based on the esters of organic acids, an area where Perstorp has seen incredible potential.
The use of antibiotics as a growth promoter might have been banned in Europe (2006) and regulated in the US (2017), nevertheless antibiotic resistance still poses a great threat to public health. Over the last decades consumers have become more and more aware of the dangers of antibiotics. “Research shows our organic acid and ester based solutions offer an answer to society’s demand to prevent human antibiotic resistance,” says Roger Mann, executive vice president Perstorp Animal Nutrition.
Perstorp is investing more than € 14 million in its animal nutrition business. The company will strategically strengthen and expand their animal nutrition plant in Waspik, the Netherlands and will look to establish satellite production units in Asia and the Americas. The latter to offer a faster, more robust and flexible supply chain to these areas. “We want our clients to benefit from our organic acid and ester based solutions, all around the world.”
Mr Mann, a driven man with a lifeline in agrifood looks forward to his new mission. The key to finding new, innovative answers? Mr Mann: “Putting the right people in the right place. Perstorp Animal Nutrition combines a lifeline in agriculture with excellent research. This gives us deep understanding of farmers’, veterinarians and nutritionists’ needs.” To invest in solutions for gut health and preservation, Perstorp Animal Nutrition intends to double the number of employees in R&D, regulatory affairs, supply chain, operations, marketing and sales. “Employees with the right skills and a passion for agri-food,” Mr Mann enthuses.
“Finding next generation solutions has always been our focus,” says Roger Mann, executive vice president Perstorp Animal Nutrition.
As a leading company in organic acid and ester based solutions, Perstorp can build on more than 135 years of experience. The now global company still shows the Swedish reliability in the face of every challenge.
“Finding next generation solutions has always been our focus. Take our ester technology for example: a unique way to bind acids such as butyric, propionic and valeric acid making them more efficient and safer to use. Our focus on the future makes us also invest in other areas, like digitalisation. In this ever changing world with its constantly shifting demands, Perstorp wants to keep pace with customer needs and demands.
Investing in animal nutrition was also a consumer driven decision, concludes Mr Mann: “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, and how the animals were treated. Society calls for better solutions. By investing in animal nutrition we want to contribute to a sustainable world for future generations.”