WILMINGTON, DELAWARE, US — DuPont Nutrition & Biosciences announced on Aug. 27 the opening of a new Animal Nutrition manufacturing facility in Wuxi, China. The plant will provide the local animal production industry with customized solutions according to DuPont’s global quality standards and advanced technology.

“This facility will improve the flexibility of our offerings to the Chinese animal nutrition market,” said Aart Mateboer, business unit director, Animal Nutrition. “We look forward to providing our key accounts a more customized offering, as well as a larger range of packaging sizes to better meet our customers’ needs. It provides us enhanced capabilities to launch many new products out of our global R&D pipeline to support the evolving needs of our customers in China.”

 Katarina Rasinmaki, global manufacturing and supply chain leader for DuPont, added: “We are pleased to add our Animal Nutrition products to the portfolio we support at our Wuxi facility, and offer world-class quality with very local customization to our China customers.”

Vik Prabhu, regional director, Health & Biosciences, Asia Pacific, said DuPont recently expanded its capabilities at its Shanghai Animal Nutrition Applications and Technical Services Laboratory, which complements the new plant.

“Due to African swine fever and COVID-19, our customers have adapted quickly to changing conditions and this facility is designed to provide flexible local response to our most valued customers,” he said.

DuPont Animal Nutrition is a market leader in nutritional health solutions with a comprehensive portfolio of feed enzymes, betaine, phytogenics and probiotics. Through the lens of nutribiosis, DuPont invests in science and innovation to help producers improve performance, increase liveability and support welfare in the face of increasing pressure to reduce or remove antibiotics from production systems.