CHINA- Louis Dreyfus Company (LDC), a leading global agribusiness, Donlink Holding Group (Donlink), and Guangdong HAID Group (HAID) are celebrating the completion of the first phase of construction of their new food industrial park in Nansha, Guangzhou, China.
The park, which spans 180,000 square meters, is operated by their joint venture, Fuling Food Technology Co. Ltd., which was established in 2020.
Fuling Food Industrial Park comprises a feed protein mill with an annual soy processing capacity of 1,800,000 tons, a vegetable oil refining mill with an annual production capacity of 360,000 tons, and a high-end cooking oil production line with an annual bottling capacity of 240,000 tons.
The site also includes a packaged cooking oil warehouse, a lecithin production line, soybean oil tanks, and a soybean meal warehouse.
Thanks to state-of-the-art equipment and advanced technologies, these facilities will play a crucial role in ensuring the security of food, feed, and ingredient supply chains to meet the needs of China’s expanding population.
The primary focus will be on the development and production of plant-based food products and ingredients that align with consumer demand for safe, high-quality, and nutritious options.
In line with the venture partners’ commitment to minimizing environmental impacts from energy consumption, the facility has also signed a green power purchase agreement to use 100% green electricity from the first day of production.
“LDC is committed to meeting the growing demand from China’s large and growing consumer market in a safe and responsible manner, in line with our company purpose to create fair and sustainable value for the benefit of current and future generations,” said Jerrity Chen, Chairman of Fuling Food Technology Co., Ltd. and Head of North Asia at LDC.
Chen added that Fuling Food Industrial Park will work to do so by driving integration and innovation across food and agricultural value chains through strategic partnerships, serving the domestic market with diversified and value-added products.
“Against the backdrop of China’s Greater Bay Area development, DONLINK is pleased to work with partners to transform the traditional grains and oils processing business and help create a new landscape for our industry, building on DONLINK’s rich experience in oilseeds and grains processing and merchandizing,” Guanghao LAI, Board member of DONLINK Group, remarked.
Louis Dreyfus launches R&D center
In related news, LDC also announced an expansion of its Chinese business through a new research and development (R&D) Center in the heart of Shanghai, China.
“Our local team of experts will leverage the center’s state-of-the-art technology to analyze and enhance the alimentary potential of plant-based food, feed, and ingredients,” LDC said in a statement on LinkedIn.
LDC considers this an important step in addressing evolving consumer trends and expectations, especially regarding sustainable and nutritious plant-based protein products.
“Our new R&D Center will address evolving consumer trends and expectations, by supplying safe, sustainable, and nutritious plant-based protein products for a growing global population, as part of our commitment to help shape a more sustainable #futureoffood.”