Cargill Invests €20 million in Starch Production Plant in Holland
The international provider of food, agriculture, financial and industrial products and services expands its facility in Sas Van Gent, the Netherlands
Cargill announced it will invest €20 million in its starch production plant in Sas Van Gent, the Netherlands. The company will construct a new building and install two new roll dryers in its production facility to support the increased consumer demand for convenience food and expand instant starch capacity, a key ingredient in many cold prepared foods.
The starch production plant is the latest investment from Cargill in the Netherlands. The company has been operating in the Netherlands since 1959, with locations in Amsterdam, Bergen op Zoom, Deventer, Rotterdam, Botlek, Sas van Gent, Schiphol, Swalmen, Velddriel, Wormer and Zaandam.
“This investment in the plant allows Cargill to deliver on the current consumer demand, and to prepare for even greater customer needs in the future,” said Denis Palacioglu, starch product line manager, Cargill in Europe.
Marcel Smits, CFO of Cargill, has also shared his views about the Netherlands, previously stating, “Logistics, a pragmatic business environment, certainty when it comes to taxes—all of that is here. The stars align in the Netherlands for a company like Cargill.”
A Hub for Agricultural Innovation
As the world’s No. 2 agri/food exporter, the Netherlands is a hotbed for innovative companies that are cultivating the future of food. In fact, 12 of the world’s largest agri/food companies have established operations in Holland, including Kraft Heinz, Monsanto, Unilever and with its most recent expansion, Cargill. In addition to its roster of top companies, the Netherlands was named the “future of food,” by Financial Times for its expertise in sustainable agriculture.