Nutriad chief executive Erik Visser enjoys the opening ceremony for the facility in China.

Nutriad opens ‘palatability’ plant in China

Feed additives producer Nutriad has opened a ‘palatability’ factory in Nantong, China, to provide flavour and sweetener solutions to the aquaculture, ruminant and swine sectors.  

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The new facility will allow the introduction of the latest product development from Nutriad’s laboratories in Europe. It will operate under the FFI (Feed Flavour International) brand and have a capacity of 10,000 tonnes a year.

The ribbon-cutting ceremony was attended by government officials, industry leaders and local staff.

Full compliance

Erik Visser, Nutriad’s chief executive, says he is proud to be investing in the Chinese market.

Erik Visser, chief executive of Nutriad, said: “As the Chinese industry has developed, both government regulations as well as customer demands have changed over the years. This new factory is in full compliance with the latest environmental and safety regulations and brings together our years of experience from producing and servicing customers across the world.”

The 4,150 mtr sq facility will increase production capacity and incorporate lab facilities built in accordance with European quality standards.

The opening ceremony was follow by a seminar that hosted speakers from Chinese universities and international industry experts and concluded with a dinner attended by industry leaders from all over China.

Intake challenges

Visser added: “China is a dynamic and growing country. We are proud to be investing in this market and in our relation with local producers. We are confident that we will continue to be successful as we have shown to be able to convert global knowledge into practical local solutions helping producers to overcome feed intake challenges.”

Multinational Nutriad, headquartered in Europe, was established more than 50 years ago. It has grown to be a global leader in specialty feed additives solutions for enhancing performance and promoting health in livestock and aquaculture.