ADEL — With the official groundbreaking ceremony for a new production plant, EW Nutrition USA continues its successful development from the previous years.
On Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2017 the construction phase for the new manufacturing facility was launched. Numerous guests, as well as local politicians and business community members of the European Management Board attended the initial ceremony. The new manufacturing site allows higher production volumes of existing product lines and development of new innovative technologies for the American market. This will result in EW Nutrition USA providing many more excellent jobs to the local market place.
“EW Nutrition USA plays an important role regarding our strategy to intensify our efforts internationally. Increasing production capacity and the capability to serve the market with new product lines directly from the USA will bring us closer to our customers and it will be easier for us to collaborate with them and create efficient solutions for their animal feeding requirements,” states Jan Wesjohann, member of the owner family. “This is the motive for the considerable investment in the Adel, Iowa site and the American market. This site is a significant step into the future as the American public continuous to challenge animal producers to reduce the use of feed-grade antibiotics. We are confident we chose the right place to create the future.”
The company, with its global headquarters in Germany, plans the production of classical feed additives and specialized new and innovative supplements that are based on secondary plant compounds. Therefore, a new production facility with new manufacturing capabilities will be installed and built.
The initial phase will also include a QC/product development laboratory, a logistic and warehousing unit plus a new office building. They estimate that the number of employees will increase by 10 people by 2020. At this site they will install modern and cutting-edge production equipment and technologies. This coupled with good integration with leading companies in the agricultural industry makes us feel very positive and excited about the coming years, explained Mark Richards, president of EW Nutrition USA.
Regarding the production of feed additives based on secondary plant compounds Richards and his team envision to increase their leading market position for a second generation of modern feed additives.