ATLANTA, GEORGIA, US — BASF and Cargill will expand their animal nutrition cooperation by adding the United States to their existing feed enzymes development and distribution agreement, the companies announced Jan. 24.

Bringing enzyme-based solutions to market, the companies said this expansion will combine the enzyme research and development strengths of BASF with Cargill's know-how in application and broad market reach, the partners will form a joint innovation pipeline for animal protein producers.

The expanded partnership was announced at the International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE), taking place this week at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Georgia, US.

Through this next stage of collaboration, BASF and Cargill said they will strive to deliver solutions that address productivity, sustainability and cost challenges for US customers through expanded geographical reach and commercial insights.

“We are delighted to further strengthen our relationship with our US customers and BASF,” said Mariano Berdegue, North America regional managing director for Cargill’s animal nutrition business. “The collaboration will provide more animal feed customers with access to a wide range of high-performance enzyme solutions that we have seen reduce nutrient waste, improve feed efficiency and sustainably promote animal performance.” 

In 2021, BASF and Cargill moved the relationship beyond pure distribution agreements into the joint development of new enzyme technologies and applications. This extended partnership builds upon the successful go-to-market collaboration between the companies across Argentina, Brazil, Mexico, Portugal, Spain, the Middle East and Africa. As part of the partnership, BASF and Cargill will co-develop, produce, market, and sell customer-centric enzyme products and solutions. 

“With the expansion of our collaboration to the US, we continue to build our joint success story,” said Gisele Santos Bin, global sales director for Feed Enzymes & Feed Performance Ingredients at BASF. “We are proud to be on this journey with Cargill to increase further the value creation opportunities for animal feed customers.”