InVivo NSA built a new river loading dock on the Mekong Delta for its Dong Thap feed plant in Vietnam. This new strategic investment will enable the company to accelerate its business development in Vietnam in the Mekong region and develop its export business in Cambodia and Laos.
The Mekong Delta which is a highly productive region also exports agricultural and livestock products (rice, fruit, aquaculture, and duck). This investment of €2 million complements Dong Thap’s current industrial facilities constituted of an ultra-modern complete feed plant (pork, poultry, and ruminants) commissioned in January 2013 following an investment of over €7.5 million.
This plant, with a production capacity of 250,000 tonnes, has advanced equipment to meet the high regional demand for complete feed. The river loading dock will improve the plant’s supply of raw materials (bulk supply) and reduce product delivery costs through the use of barge transportation. It is the first complete feed plant in the region to be equipped with this type of facility which allows the use of the Mekong Delta’s 25,000 kilometre natural river network and arroyo system.
InVivo NSA’s has been operating in Vietnam since 1994 and is a major player in the country’s livestock sector today. In order to further develop growth, the company NSA has defined an ambitious ten-year development programme for Asia. This plan is based on the establishment of a regional Asia platform in Vietnam. In particular, this will result in the progressive deployment of the company’s five activities (complete feed, premix, additives, analysis laboratories, and animal health), an intensification of export activity in South- East Asia (Laos and Cambodia), strengthened analysis laboratory activity, and a continuation of the targeted location strategy: opening of a subsidiary in the Philippines and a sales office in Cambodia in 2014.
In addition and in parallel, the company will be developing its complete feed business (four factories in Vietnam and two in Indonesia) and diversifying its species mix (poultry and aquaculture) with the launch of value-added niche offerings: horse feed and, more recently in September 2014, pet food.