- Evonik opens second world-scale plant for methionineproduction for its Asia growth market
- Repeat investment of more than half a billion euros
- Evonik’s annual global capacity of DL-Methionine nowrises to 730,000 metric tons
On June 18, 2019, and following the scheduled two-year construction period, Evonik officially commissioned its second complex for the production of MetAMINO® (DL-Methionine) and strategically important precursors in Singapore. Officiating the opening ceremony as guest-of-honour was the Singapore's Deputy Prime Minister, Heng Swee Keat.
“Our methionine complex on Jurong Island, which we commissioned in late 2014 has been a real success story. Now, we want to continue the success story with this second plant,” said Christian Kullmann, chairman of the Executive Board of Evonik, during the opening festivities.
Each plant has an annual production capacity of 150,000 metric tons of DL-Methionine, elevating Evonik’s annual global capacity to approximately 730,000 metric tons. The new complex has been modeled on the successful existing plant and has been constructed right next to it. “Synergies from the infrastructure that we set up in 2014, the complete backward integration of both plants into the precursor products, and the joint operation of the entire complex will bring about significant structural efficiency gains,” added Kullmann. In total, Evonik has invested more than half a billion euros and created more than 100 jobs in the new complex.
Evonik produces MetAMINO® in world-scale plants in Antwerp (Belgium), Wesseling/Cologne (Germany), Mobile (Alabama, USA), and in Singapore. This global production network ensures the highest supply security for its customers.
As Johann-Caspar Gammelin, Chairman of the Board of Management of Evonik Nutrition & Care GmbH, explained, the demand for the methionine amino acid for animal nutrition in
Asia continues to show strong growth. “On the one hand, the growing consumer affluence in Asia supports the increasing demand for animal protein. On the other, producers are
increasingly focusing on more sustainable production of meat, eggs, milk, and fish. We are proud that our MetAMINO® plays a key role in supporting these efforts,” said Gammelin.
"Evonik's commitment to Singapore has a long and good tradition. With this additional facility on Jurong Island, we will further strengthen our competitive position as a market leader in the
region,” added Peter Meinshausen, Regional President Evonik Asia Pacific South.
Evonik’s Animal Nutrition business line has over 60 years of experience in the manufacture of essential amino acids and provides customers in more than 100 countries with solutions for
efficient and sustainable animal nutrition. By extending its product range to include additional innovative and sustainable solutions in feed additives, and digital software concepts for
efficient farm management, Evonik is making a substantial contribution to a holistic approach to healthy animal nutrition and sustainable animal husbandry, while creating added value for its
The scientifically proven products and services offered by Evonik in the animal nutrition sector play a key role worldwide in the manufacture of healthy and affordable foods, while preserving
natural resources and help to reduce the industry’s ecological footprint. Ultimately, Evonik is committed to applying scientific concepts and solutions to solve the food challenges the world is
set to face in the upcoming years. “Sciencing the global food challenge” – that’s the Evonik Animal Nutrition commitment.
Caption for stage group photo (from left to right):
- Mr. Peter Meinshausen, Regional President of Evonik Asia Pacific South
- Mr. Damian Chan, Executive Director, Singapore Economic Development Board
- Dr. Harald Schwager, Deputy Chairman of the Executive Board, Evonik Industries AG
- Mr. Heng Swee Keat, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Finance of Singapore
- Mr. Christian Kullmann, Chairman of the Executive Board, Evonik Industries AG
- Dr. Ulrich Sante, Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany
- Mr. Johann-Caspar Gammelin, Chairman of the Board of Management, Evonik Nutrition & Care GmbH
- Dr. Emmanuel Auer, Head of Business Line Animal Nutrition, Evonik Nutrition & Care GmbH
Evonik is one of the world leaders in specialty chemicals. The focus on more specialty businesses, customer-oriented innovative prowess and a trustful and performance-oriented corporate culture form the heart of Evonik’s corporate strategy. They are the lever for profitable growth and a sustained increase in the value of the company. Evonik benefits specifically from its customer proximity and leading market positions. Evonik is active in over 100 countries around the world. In fiscal 2018, the enterprise with more than 32,000 employees generated sales of €13.3 billion and an operating profit (adjusted EBITDA) of €2.15 billion from continuing operations.
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