Brenntag, a chemical and ingredient distributor, is expanding its site in Kędzierzyn-Koźle, Poland. With this investment in capacity, the company is increasing its service level to customers in the animal nutrition and pet food industry. The planned measures cover a production line and storage expansion, to be implemented by the end of 2022.
The site in Kędzierzyn-Koźle is one of eight production facilities in Europe where the company produces premixtures to preserve ingredients against yeast or moulds, prevent contamination of bacteria, stimulate animals’ gut health, prevent oxidation of fats and oils, or create solid solutions of liquid ingredients. By reducing feed waste, the company says, these products contribute to its sustainability ambitions and increase resource efficiency in the supply chain. At the plant in Poland, the company can reportedly produce both liquid and solid solutions under the FamiQS and GMP+ quality monitoring systems.
Wouter Vullings, Director Animal Nutrition EMEA said: “With this significant investment we are repaying the continuous trust our customers have put in our solutions for the animal nutrition and pet food industry. Brenntag developed its first solutions for this industry in Poland in 1999. Over the last 22 years we have expanded our production capabilities and capacity. As a result, the plant in Poland has evolved into a highly efficient production facility, serving customers from almost 40 countries globally.”
Tomasz Kowalik, Application Development Manager Animal Nutrition EMEA, said: “We have been experiencing very high demand for dry premixtures for some time. This investment in our site in Poland is therefore a fitting opportunity to meet the ever-increasing market demands and individual needs of our customers even more.”
Frank Haven, President Nutrition EMEA, said: “As consumers we are almost in daily contact with food products from animal origin or we enjoy the pleasure of pets in our homes. Brenntag products play a major role in our everyday lives.”