BIOMIN will open new premix facility Oct. 2 in Binh Duong, Vietnam.
BIOMIN announced that it will open its second premix facility in Vietnam on Oct. 2, which will be fitted with a micro dosing system and will house a laboratory utilizing several cutting-edge technologies, including a liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS) system.
Since its 1997 entry into the Asia Pacific region, BIOMIN said its business has grown steadily in the region, especially in the Vietnam market.
At the 2012 World Nutrition Forum held in Singapore, BIOMIN promoted the concept of "NutriEconomics" — achieving sustainable yet profitable farming in animal nutrition. In keeping with the NutriEconomics concept, the walls of the new facility in Binh Duong, Vietnam, were built of autoclaved aerated concrete blocks to conserve energy, and solar panels were also fitted to produce energy for the plant.
BIOMIN has invested extensively in the laboratory services at Binh Duong, which will enable it "to provide the highest possible level of nutritional and mycotoxin analytical services for its customers. On top of that, the LC-MS/MS will also support the BIOMIN Mycotoxin Survey Program, strengthening the position of BIOMIN as the market leader in this field," said Jan Vanbrabant, chief executive officer of BIOMIN Asia Pacific.
With strong growth in demand for premixes and the existing BIOMIN plant in Hanoi, Vietnam, running at full capacity, there was a need for a second premix facility in the country, the announcement said. Construction on the Binh Duong plant officially started in May 2012.
BIOMIN Vietnam chief operating officer Phuong Nguyen Quang explained, "Vietnam is an important market for us, and with the addition of the new facility, we will achieve a five-fold increase in total capacity. This also allows us to export to other countries in the region, including Cambodia and Myanmar.
"With a fully automated production system that has a capacity of 6.5 metric tons per hour and the cooperation of international partners such as Buhler, BASF and Adisseo, BIOMIN is confident that the new Binh Duong facility will meet the highest standards of the industry," Quang added.
BIOMIN is also developing a new facility in Wuxi, China, as part of the company's regional expansion plans.
BIOMIN develops and produces feed additives, premixes and services to improve animal health and performance for swine, poultry, dairy and aquaculture.