InVivo NSA constructs river dock at Vietnam plant

Global animal feed producer adds river dock facility to feed plant in Vietnam as part of push to expand in Asia.

InVivo NSA inaugurated a river loading dock for its complete feed plant in Dong Thap, Vietnam, on Dec. 4. This is a strategic investment for the company's development in the Mekong Delta, which is a highly productive region that also exports agricultural and livestock products (rice, fruit, aquaculture and ducks).

This investment of 2 million euros complements Dong Thap's current industrial facilities constituted of an ultra-modern complete feed plant — producing feed for swine, poultry and ruminants — that was commissioned in January 2013 following an investment of more than 7.5 million euros. This plant, with a production capacity of 250,000 metric tons, has advanced equipment to meet the high regional demand for complete feed.

According to InVivo, the river-loading dock will improve the plant's supply of raw materials (bulk supply) and reduce product delivery costs through the use of barge transportation. It is the first complete feed plant in the region to be equipped with this type of facility, which allows the use of the Mekong Delta's 25,000 km natural river network and arroyo system.

This new dock will also help InVivo NSA develop product export to Cambodia and Laos through river transportation.

InVivo NSA has operated in Vietnam since 1994 and is a major player in the country's livestock sector today. The company employs about 650 people and has four complete feed plants and an analysis laboratory.

InVivo NSA, which currently generates a turnover of 1.5 billion euros, said it is accelerating its development in Asia. This region is one of the group's three priority investment areas, along with Latin America and Africa, and currently represents 11% of its total turnover.

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