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Nutreco Renames Animal Nutrition Research Division, Doubles Investment

03 September 2015, at 1:00am

NETHERLANDS - Nutreco announces that its global animal nutrition research centres will be renamed to Trouw Nutrition R&D. This change is part of the strengthening of its global animal nutrition activities under one brand.

Trouw Nutrition R&D encompasses five research centres operating in the Netherlands, Spain and Canada. Nutreco will also double its investment in R&D and innovation over the next years.

With production facilities in 25 countries and sales in over 90 countries, Trouw Nutrition is Nutreco’s global animal nutrition brand.

The renaming of its R&D centres is part of Nutreco’s objective to accelerate innovation in closer contact with customers and will help in bringing technology faster to the market.

“Our R&D strategy remains unchanged and our innovative strength is focused on three areas: Life Start, Health & Welfare and Feed Efficiency,” says Leo den Hartog, Director Trouw Nutrition R&D. “We believe that technological advancements in animal nutrition must play a central role in improving the environmental footprint of the food industry as a whole and in feeding a growing world population.”

To underline the importance of technological advancements, both from a customer and sustainability perspective, Nutreco has committed itself to double its investment in R&D and innovation both in animal nutrition and fish feed over the next years.

Research centres

Trouw Nutrition has three research centres located in the Netherlands: the Ingredient Research Centre, the Ruminant Research Centre and the Swine Research Centre. The Poultry Research Centre is located in Spain, and Agresearch in Canada is one of the largest animal R&D facilities in North America focusing on dairy, swine and poultry.

Nutreco’s fish feed business operates under the brand name Skretting. Its research activities are clustered in the Skretting Aquaculture Research Centre (ARC). Skretting ARC is based in Norway and has additional research units in Italy, Spain, China and Japan.

Additionally Nutreco has a Food Research Centre in Spain. There is an ongoing interchange of ideas and knowledge between the research centres to capture synergies.

Global research network

The Trouw Nutrition research centres encompass a broad range of scientific disciplines, including nutritionists, veterinarians, animal physiologists, molecular biologists, microbiologists, immunologists, biochemist and technical engineers. Product registration and IP management are also covered.

In-house research by over 100 experts is complemented by more than 50 long-term research collaborations with leading universities, research institutes and other organisations. Trouw Nutrition R&D has also established an exclusive research partnership with the Ministry of Agriculture Feed Industry Centre (MAFIC) of China.

To further validate and test research results in practice, it has field research farms in many key markets, including China, Canada, Brazil, Spain, Belgium and the Netherlands.

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