Cargill diversifies starches and sweeteners site in Krefeld, Germany

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19 Jan 2018 --- Cargill is expanding and diversifying its product portfolio at its starches and sweeteners plant in Krefeld, Germany with products such as vegetable wheat protein, specialized industrial wheat starches and advanced biofuel. Transitioning this site from a corn to wheat processing facility allows Cargill to add these products to its product portfolio and help customers address changing consumer needs in terms of nutrition, packaging and sustainable fuel.

Responding to changing consumer needs
Cargill’s corn processing facility at Krefeld produces high-quality starches and sweeteners from corn for a series of food, feed and industrial applications. As part of Cargill’s long-term strategy, the transformation to wheat will broaden Cargill’s product portfolio to address changing consumer needs such as an increasing demand for protein rich foods, rising need for paper and packaging solutions and renewable energy sources. The transformation is expected to be completed in 2020.  

Click to Enlarge“Cargill wants to address the growing needs of its customers and the market – both in the Germany and across Europe – such as the increasing demand for vegetable proteins driven by a growing world population and the rising need for industrial starches used in packaging,” says Alain Dufait, Cargill Starches & Sweeteners Europe Managing Director. “In addition, we are exploring the opportunity to manufacture and offer our customers advanced biofuel produced from low-value streams.”

Reliable customer offering
The new facility will be using the latest production technologies, allowing Cargill to further increase its plant reliability and to further improve its service to customers.  Menno Timmermans, Cargill Starches & Sweeteners Europe Krefeld site manager says: “This is an exciting time for us as the Krefeld facility will broaden its product offering to provide our customers with the right choice of qualitative and competitive wheat based products for food, feed & industrial applications to address a growing world population’s need for protein rich foods, booming packaging industry due to growth in e-commerce and growing consumer sensitivity towards sustainable fuel alternatives.”

This intent to invest in the Krefeld plant demonstrates Cargill’s support for the German economy and the German and European farming community.
 
The World of Food Ingredients recently spoke to Alain Dufait in a detailed interview. You can read the interview here

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