Cargill’s expands canola research facility with $3.5 million investment in new equipment and technology in Aberdeen, Saskatchewan. It is poised to lead the way in specialty canola seed breeding.
Improvements to the facility include a 14,000 sq/ft expansion, expanded pathology lab, new state-of-the-art Quality Assurance lab, ventilated seed prep room and high efficiency LED lighting throughout the facility, with UV repelling windows.
“The new facility will also allow Cargill to showcase the research and innovations within our specialty canola business,” says Mark Christiansen, Managing Director, Cargill Global Edible Oil Solutions. “Latest innovations such as a new low saturated high oleic canola oil are driven by victory yield platform, which is currently best-of-class for Roundup Ready hybrids, in addition to best-of-class Blackleg resistance.”
Saskatchewan continues to be an important province for Cargill to invest in – we have 26% of our Canadian investment in the province, and over the past five years have continued to increase our footprint with over $300 million in capital investments.
Recent expansions in Cargill
A $8.5 million animal nutrition plant in Vietnam that provides animal feed for livestock and has a total capacity of 66,000 tonnes per year.
Company would also extend its production capabilities in Spain with a new production line which is expected to be operational in the third quarter of 2017.
A wet corn milling plant in Davangere, Karnataka, India, that included a $100 million investment that has a capacity to mill 800 tonnes of corn daily.
A new Technology Application Center (TAC) in Yakapınar, Izmir, Turkey, to help dairy and poultry customers in the Middle East, Turkey and Africa leverage and apply the best possible feed technologies to grow their businesses.
Largest feed mill in Pyeongtaek, South Korea, is a 2,610-square-meter facility that produces poultry, ruminant, swine and pet food products for animal producers with a capacity of 870,000 tonnes.