The history of Animal Nutrition premixtures production in Brenntag Polska goes back to 2002, when the first prototype installation plant was launched in Kędzierzyn-Koźle. However, it was quickly apparent, that the capacity of a small production line is insufficient to meet the growing demand, so in 2005 it was decided to construct a state-of-the-art, technologically advanced, high-performance production plant. The extensive investment works took 2 years and absorbed over 2 million EUR and numerous launching tests to finally be ready for an official opening of a new installation on December 4, 2007.
Today, the Animal Nutrition premixtures production plant in Kędzierzyn-Koźle consists of 15 tanks where Brenntag stores raw materials for production both in dry and liquid forms with a total volume of 320 m3, 6 mixers for production of liquid premixtures with capacity of 70 m3, a mixer for dry premixtures and 2 filling lines. Annually, the plant is ready to produce 20 thousand tons of products, which are sold not only on the local market. Brenntag is a key partner on the market of Salmonella and Mould inhibitors and acidifiers for feed, feed raw materials in Poland and in other CEE countries. Nowadays, the liquid premixtures based on organic acids and/or their salts are also produced in other Brenntag EMEA countries: in France, Denmark, Spain, Hungary and Italy, where another installation has been recently launched.
From 2013 the Animal Nutrition premixtures produced in Poland are exported also to Asian countries such as: Bangladesh, Malaysia, Thailand, India, Philippines and from 2017 also to Nepal.
Growing demand on far-east markets stimulated Brenntag companies in this region to draw development plans of their own plants, modelled on the one from Kędzierzyn-Koźle. In September 2017 the representatives of Brenntag APAC visited the production plant in Poland, as they consider the construction of a similar installation in their region.
Also in September 2017 the key customers from Bangladesh, the first purchasers in Far East of the premixtures produced by the Polish plant, visited facility in Brenntag Polska.
Animal Nutrition premixtures produced by Brenntag Polska are currently in registration process in some countries of Latin America. The anticipated legislation amendments in this part of the globe, i.e. the probable ban on the use of antibiotic growth promoters (AGP) would contribute relevantly to a growing interest in alternative solutions such as mixtures of organic acids. We are glad to meet the needs of our customers in this respect and offer them the best solutions that are successfully tested in Europe for years.
The development of premixtures produced in European locations is a substantial part of Brenntag Animal Nutrition strategy.
Business Division Manager
Animal Nutrition Division EMEA