NEW ZEALAND – Royal DSM has opened its newly upgraded facility in Auckland, New Zealand that will be producing nutritional compounds for a wide range of segments including early life nutrition, F&Bs, sports nutrition and medical nutrition.
DSM said that the facility will enable the company to expand and strengthen its footprint in the market, building on an established presence of more than 20 years.
According to the company, the new production plant will optimise the production of micronutrient premixes for increased efficiency, in order to better serve the growing consumer market for nutritional products in the Asia Pacific region.
It incorporates the high industrial standards to maintain quality and allow for increased, customer-driven innovation with new ingredients.
With the aim of deepening the company’s connection to its consumers in the Oceania region, DSM said that the new plant serves as a catalyst for growth in Australia and New Zealand, reinforcing its ambitions for both countries.
Growing commitment to sustainability
Run on renewable electricity sources, DSM noted that the newly upgraded Auckland facility will further improve its resource efficiency, decreasing its emissions as part of its commitment to using renewable energy.
Leah Davey, General Manager, Oceania DSM Nutritional Products said:
“We are proud to be walking the talk with our site run on renewable electricity and our newly upgraded facility in Auckland will further advance the high-quality standards in the production of our nutritional premix.
“We will continue to be a frontrunner in the production of premixes with new and innovative ingredients, all of which will enable our customers and partners to deliver more innovative and sustainable solutions to tackle some of the toughest social and environmental challenges.”
As part of DSM’s efforts in advocating that business can do well and do good, the upgraded facility is also implementing several innovative practices to optimise product quality, safety and sustainability.
The company highlighted that the facility will run on renewable electricity generated from solar, hydro and geothermal sources, whose electricity consumption will contribute a net positive to climate action.
To reduce microbiological risks, the new facility has adopted a dry plant philosophy, segregating dry processing from wet cleaning.
Apart from new blending and packing equipment, the facility also features improved layout, zoning and floors with anti-microbial growth properties.