17 October 2017 | News
Agrana has invested €80m in its new facility to increase its annual processing capacity to 540,000t
Sugar, starch and fruit manufacturer Agrana has opened an additional facility at its cornstarch mill in Aschach der Donau, Austria.
Agrana has invested €80m in its new facility to increase its annual processing capacity to 540,000t.
Engaged in the production of corn for downstream processing industries, the new facility has created 25 new employment opportunities in the region.
Johann Marihart, CEO, Agrana said, “Although our starch mills are smaller than those of US competitors, this makes it easier to flexibly manufacture speciality products.”
“We exploit our expertise to focus on speciality starches such as clean label starches, which have not been chemically modified and therefore have invested in boosting capacity and value-adding technologies here in Aschach. We are also increasingly processing special corn varieties here such as waxy corn, and play a leading role in terms of organic and GMO-free starches for the food industry.”
The company processes commodities, including corn, potatoes and wheat to make starches at its five production sites across Europe and sells approximately 2.5 million tonnes of starch-based products to 2,000 customers worldwide operating in more than 20 different sectors.