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DSM Opens its First Nutrition & Health Plant in India

by 5m Editor
23 February 2011, at 5:51pm

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. This enables DSM to capitalise 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 fifth as a broiler producer as well as the world's fourth-largest egg producer.

The new DSM plant is located in Ambernath, Mumbai. It will provide high quality, fully traceable, innovative and sustainably produced 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 the President of Animal Nutrition & Health, Antonio-Ruy Freire.

At the official opening of the plant, Vice-President of Asia Pacific Animal Nutrition & Health, Karim Kurmaly, stated: "As the global leader in animal nutrition & health, 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, for example, Ronozyme® Phytase contributing to environmental protection, Ronozyme ProAct supporting feed cost reduction and enhancing nutrient utilization, Rovimix Beta-carotene for improved dairy productivity or Rovimix Hy-D® for improved poultry performance. These innovations are specifically designed to support our customers in India."

"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 of DSM India, Rajiv Chopra.