DuPont opens Animal Health Solutions facility in Asia
DuPont has expanded its biosecurity offering in Asia
with a new DuPont Animal Health Solutions facility in Shenzhen, China.
The plant produces VirkonÂ® S
, the leading virucidal disinfectant. The company
plans to manufacture other animal health product offerings at the site in the
DuPont Animal Health Solutions products are widely used in the livestock
industry for customized biosecurity programs that help prevent pathogens from
establishing themselves and also help prevent the spread of infection on the
farm. According to the company, sales of DuPont Animal Health Solutions are
growing at more than 50% annually in China alone.
"This investment is part of our commitment to drive innovation and growth
for DuPont's biosecurity offerings, improve food safety in China, and stay close
to customers in Guangdong Province, which is a core market for animal health in
China," said Gary Spitzer, vice president and general manager -- DuPont Chemical
Solutions Enterprise. "Coupled with the startup of our facility in India last
year, we believe the animal health industry in the Asia Pacific region is one of
the fastest growing markets in the world. With local facilities in place,
DuPont can respond more quickly and effectively to local customer needs,
providing faster service to effectively combat regional disease
The state-of-the-art facility at Shenzhen offers powder and liquid product
lines, as well as flexible packaging solutions, including a broad spectrum of
product packaging for smaller farmers in China. The local facility will also
result in a shorter lead time for local and regional customers, providing better
emergency disease control in the region.
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