The new facility will supply nutritional ingredients for pet food manufacturers.
Health, nutrition, and bioscience company DSM will build a new plant in Tonganoxie, Kansas, to cater to the high demand and evolving needs of the pet food industry.
The production plant will feature micro-batching capabilities for mixing micro values of ingredients in a traceable manner while being accurate and providing weight verification to create inclusive and unique premixes.
Construction of the facility will start in July 2023 and is expected to be operational by early 2025. It will be located in the KC Animal Health Corridor, which claims to have the largest concentration of animal health companies globally.
“The region continues to attract top companies in the industry, and we’re proud that DSM has selected the Corridor for this state-of-the-art, innovative new facility,” said KC Animal Health Corridor President Kimberly Young.
The new DSM plant is expected to reduce waste by switching to 100% renewable electricity and decreasing flushes for sequencing.
The company recently reported sales worth €1.8 billion ($2B) in the first quarter of 2023, down 6% from the same period in 2022. The firm’s animal nutrition and health business posted a 12% decline in organic sales owing to soft demand in China.
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