According to Cargill, the new aquaculture feed line location in the Hà Nam province will improve access to customers in the major agricultural areas of Hà Nam, Hanoi, Thai Binh and the broader north central Vietnam region. It will help reduce delivery time to customers and enable fish farmers to grow healthy seafood, increase their output, and lower their production costs per kilogram while reducing their impact on the environment.
“Vietnam is a critical aquaculture market for Cargill, and we are excited to be expanding our aquaculture feed capability to our sixth plant location to continue our growth in Vietnam and in Asia South,” said Chad Gauger, managing director, Cargill Aquaculture Nutrition Asia South. “Cargill’s global innovation and expertise combined with our strong plant operations in Vietnam and commercial teams will bring exciting new technologies to the Vietnamese farmer to help them thrive.”
Cargill’s first aquafeed facility in Vietnam was inaugurated in Bien Hoa in 1998. Upon the acquisition of EWOS in 2015, its manufacturing facilities in Vietnam were integrated into Cargill’s plant network in the country.
This is the latest of expansions that the company has announced in the past month. In late April, Cargill broke ground on NouriTech’s 37-acre Memphis, Tennessee, U.S., feed production facility. The facility will house the world’s largest gas fermentation operation and will produce Calysta’s FeedKind protein, a feed ingredient for fish, livestock and pets. It is expected to go on-line in 2019.
In China, the company opened an oilseeds processing plant with an annual processing capacity of 1.32 million tonnes. Finished products will include animal feed and oil, which will be marketed in northern China. The company also announced the opening of Hebei Jihai Port Co, Ltd (Jihai Port), which manages a bulk and general cargo berth with a capacity of 100,000 tonnes. Jihai Port will serve the transportation and storage needs of the new plant for both domestic and international trade.