Nutreco renames animal nutrition research unit

Trouw Nutrition R&D encompasses five research centers; Nutreco to double R&D investment.

Nutreco announced Sept. 3 that its global animal nutrition research centers will be renamed to Trouw Nutrition R&D. This change is part of the strengthening of its global animal nutrition activities under one brand.

Trouw Nutrition R&D encompasses five research centers operating in the Netherlands, Spain and Canada. Nutreco will also double its investment in research and development (R&D) and innovation over the next years.

With production facilities in 25 countries and sales in more than 90 countries, Trouw Nutrition is Nutreco's global animal nutrition brand. The renaming of its R&D centers is part of Nutreco's objective to accelerate innovation in closer contact with customers and will help in bringing technology faster to the market.

"Our R&D strategy remains unchanged and our innovative strength is focused on three areas: Life Start, Health & Welfare and Feed Efficiency," Trouw Nutrition R&D director Leo den Hartog said. "We believe that technological advancements in animal nutrition must play a central role in improving the environmental footprint of the food industry as a whole and in feeding a growing world population."

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Research centres

Trouw Nutrition has three research centers located in the Netherlands: the Ingredient Research Centre, the Ruminant Research Centre and the Swine Research Centre. The Poultry Research Centre is located in Spain, and Agresearch in Canada is one of the largest animal R&D facilities in North America focusing on dairy, swine and poultry.

Nutreco’s fish feed business operates under the brand name Skretting. Its research activities are clustered in the Skretting Aquaculture Research Centre (ARC). Skretting ARC is based in Norway and has additional research units in Italy, Spain, China and Japan.

Additionally Nutreco has a Food Research Centre in Spain. There is an ongoing interchange of ideas and knowledge between the research centers to capture synergies.

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