Pietermaritzburg, South Africa - 23 February 2015 - Cargill has completed a USD $12.5 million expansion of its premix facility in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa. The expansion includes new equipment, technology and resources to increase the plant’s efficiency and improve product quality. The facility produces poultry, ruminant, swine and pet food vitamin and mineral premix and base mix products for animal producers marketed under the Provimi brand throughout sub-Saharan Africa.
Following the acquisition of half the interest of joint venture partner Astral Foods, Cargill became a majority shareholder with 75 percent interest in the company in 2012 and assumed managerial control. Astral Foods owns the remaining 25 percent interest in the company.
“In addition to producing animal feed products that contribute to feeding billions of animals which ultimately reach the dinner tables of more than 1 billion people every day, our Pietermaritzburg facility employees support the local community and provide assistance to many worthy organizations,” said David Webster, president and business leader of Cargill Animal Nutrition’s premix business.