Investment new factory
Selko is investing €6 million to upgrade production equipment to meet the growing demand for effective alternatives to antibiotics and for products to control Salmonella in feeds, feed raw materials and drinking water.
Selko Feed Additives, a Nutreco company located in Tilburg, the Netherlands, is investing EUR 6 million to upgrade and increase capacity. The investment will enable Selko to meet the growing global demand for effective alternatives to antibiotics and for products to control Salmonella in feeds, feed raw materials and drinking water.
Selko develops and produces organic acid-based solutions to these animal health and hygiene problems. Recent innovations in Salmonella control and mould growth, such as Fylax Forte, have boosted demand even further, making this investment necessary. Demand is being driven by increasing legislation and proliferating requirements from food safety authorities. Selko products enable feed companies and livestock producers to comply with legislation, maintain higher levels of food safety and protect the nutritional value of their products. The upgrade and expansion of the plant will double its capacity. The additional production lines and the expansion of storage facilities will increase the efficiency of production at Selko significantly.
Frank Tielens, Nutreco Executive Vice-President Specialties: "Growing demand for Selko products in Asia, Europe and North, Central and South America makes this upgrade and expansion essential. The investment is fully in line with our stated strategy to further strengthen Nutreco's global market positions in feed additives and it will extend our capacity to supply feed solutions that add value to our customers' businesses."
Selko Feed Additives has been active for more than 25 years. Selko develops and produces innovative feed additives for animal nutrition, to support animal health and to preserve the nutritional value of feeds and feed raw materials. The company became a Nutreco subsidiary in 2002.