Cargill inaugurated a-state-of-the-art wet corn milling plant in India. The USD100 million-investment has a capacity to mill 800 tons of corn daily.
Cargill Foods India, markets leading consumer brands of edible oils such as Nature Fresh, Gemini, Sweekar, Leonardo Olive Oil, Rath and Sunflower brand of hydrogenated fats, inaugurated a-state-of-the-art wet corn milling plant in Davangere, Karnataka, India.
The plant was inaugurated by the Honorable Chief Minister of Karnataka Sri Siddaramaiah in the presence of David MacLennan, Cargill’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Siraj Chaudhry, Cargill India’s Chairman, and a gathering of over 500 guests including customers, employees, local administration, and heads of gram panchayat as well as members of local community. The USD100 million investments spread over 44.5 acres of land and has a capacity to mill 800 tons of corn daily At the mill, corn will be processed to produce glucose and other derivatives which can be used as thickeners, sweeteners and for other purposes in the food and healthcare industry. While the output from the new mill will be largely used for the local market, it will also serve our customers in South East Asian and African markets.
The newly built facility meets stringent global quality and food safety requirements. The plant is built using the latest water management technology that will have zero waste water discharge by treating and recycling waste water within the factory, thereby setting a benchmark for environment sustainability.