Cargill expands poultry processing operations in Thailand

14-06-2011 | | |

Cargill Meats Thailand is expanding its integrated poultry processing operations in Thailand.

The expansion is planned at the company’s Korat processing complex, and comprises a primary processing plant, an expansion of the existing hatchery and new breeder farms. A new feed mill with an annual poultry feed production capacity of 360,000 tonnes will also be built. The project is expected to take approximately two years to complete.

The additional investment for the planned expansion is THB 3,300 million (about USD 110 million). The expansion will increase Cargill’s total annual production capacity of cooked poultry products in Thailand by approximately 24,000 metric tonnes, and create approximately 2,000 new jobs in the Korat area.

“We deeply appreciate the trust of our customers in our team and our products, which is fundamental to our business success,” said Prasit Maekwatana, president of Cargill Thailand. “Cargill is one of Thailand’s largest exporters of cooked poultry products, and we are proud to contribute to Thailand’s economic growth through expanding our export of food products.”

“I want to thank the Thailand Board of Investment for their cooperation and support of this expansion. We have received a great deal of support from the Thai government to allow us to continue to grow in Thailand,” commented Maekwatana.

Cargill’s two integrated poultry processing operations in Thailand are located in Saraburi and Korat and provide employment for about 9,500 people. The operations comprise breeder facilities, hatcheries, feed mills, pullet and grow out farms, primary processing plants for raw meat preparation, further processing plants for cooking and a product development facility. The operations also include a poultry health center as well as a quality control laboratory including an in-house micro-biology testing laboratory.

Source: Cargill