DSM opens its first animal nutrition & health plant in India

24-02-2011 | |
DSM opens its first animal nutrition & health plant in India

DSM has opened its first animal nutrition & health premix plant in India. The new facility allows the company to directly provide high quality products as well as innovative solutions and concepts to its customers in the Indian Subcontinent.

The new facilities enable DSM to capitalize on opportunities that arise from rapidly developing animal nutrition & health industries in one of the world’s key growth countries. India is emerging as a major livestock production centre, e.g., currently ranked 5th as a broiler producer as well as the world’s 4th largest egg producer.

The new DSM plant is located in Ambernath, Mumbai. It will provide feed premixes under the brand name Rovimix.
“As a very important link in the food chain, feed premixes for animal nutrition & health are of great importance for ensuring food safety and nutrition to all. This investment is fully in line with our strategy which, among others, aims at sustainable development in the high growth economies. Targeting India’s large market, we continue to strengthen our footprint and support the country in accelerating the development of its animal nutrition & health industry with new technologies and products,” comments President Animal Nutrition & Health, Antonio-Ruy Freire.
“We are committed to provide safe and high quality innovative products for our customers, ensuring the provision of the food chain with fully traceable feed premixes. Our premixes are produced according to the Optimum Vitamin Nutrition (OVN) standard, and they include as well DSM innovations such as Rovimix Hy-D for improved poultry performance. Our innovations are specifically designed to support our customers in India,” Vice-President Asia Pacific Animal Nutrition & Health, Karim Kurmaly, stated at the official opening.
“The animal nutrition & health industry in India is growing, and it is a privilege for DSM to be part of this development. The investment is the first of many for DSM in the nutrition sector in India. With this first venture of DSM Nutritional Products in our country, we begin to implement a future-oriented strategy in a key strategic market,” adds President DSM India, Rajiv Chopra.   
Related website: DSM

Ad Bal Freelance journalist