Cargill is opening a new facility that will manufacture premix feed solutions to expand its animal nutrition capabilities and meet increasing demand from domestic customers. Located at the First Bulacan Industrial Park in Malolos, Bulacan, the facility will employ close to 50 people from the local community. This will be Cargill's fifth animal nutrition facility in the Philippines and its first dedicated to manufacturing Provimi premix solutions. The facility will serve primarily medium to large livestock farms and feed millers.
"The livestock farming industry is evolving as farms consolidate, become larger and require more sophisticated nutritional solutions. The new facility will significantly increase the number of innovative offerings that will improve the cost and performance of raising livestock or producing quality complete feeds. It will also provide a broader portfolio of premix solutions to help farmers who need greater flexibility in their animal nutrition requirements or those who are considering the transition from utilizing compound feeds to developing their own feed formulations," said Noel Kim, Director, Cargill Premix and Nutrition, Philippines.
The facility enhances Cargill's capability to provide customized nutrition solutions and is designed to deliver 20,000 metric tons of premix solutions per year. Construction started on 25 October 2016 and operations are expected to start in the third quarter of 2017. The facility will be built with the highest and strictest standards in both employee safety, which Cargill prioritizes in its operations, as well as product quality and consistency.
At a ground breaking event on 25 October 2016, Mayor of Malolos Christian Natividad, who was in attendance, welcomed the addition of the facility and stated: "We are happy to be the beneficiary of this investment and we look forward to a very good partnership with Cargill."
The Philippines is a key growth market for Cargill's animal nutrition business in Asia, as it seeks to become one of the regional leaders in providing world class applied nutrition solutions to its customers. In addition to this new facility, Cargill is also investing in a new poultry processing facility in Batangas via a joint venture with Jollibee. That facility will employ 1,000 employees and will be the largest of its kind in the Philippines. The opening of both facilities reinforces Cargill's commitment to growing in Asia and strengthens its position as the global leader in nourishing the world in a safe, responsible and sustainable way.