28 August 2013

Cargill to upgrade poultry processing facility in Saraburi, Thailand

Saraburi, Thailand – 28 August 2013 - Cargill is investing $10 million to upgrade its integrated poultry processing facility in Saraburi, Thailand, which produces a range of cooked poultry products. The planned upgrades, which are expected to be complete by July 2014, include investing in the plant’s food safety system, installing more efficient equipment and expanding the facility’s cold storage capabilities. 

Cargill also recently completed a $110 million expansion of its other poultry processing facility in Thailand, located in Korat. Together the facilities have an annual production capacity of 80,000 metric tons. They are part of a fully integrated poultry supply chain that includes breeder facilities, hatcheries, feed mills, pullet and grow out farms, processing plants and a product development facility. Each step of the supply chain meets world-class bio-security and food safety standards.

Cargill has been operating in Thailand since 1968 and currently employs about 12,000 people across 10 locations. In addition to its poultry processing operations, the company sources, processes and markets a wide range of products including agricultural commodities, animal feed and food and beverage ingredients.

Cargill is an international producer and marketer of food, agricultural, financial and industrial products and services. Founded in 1865, the privately held company employs 140,000 people in 65 countries. 

Source: Cargill