BIOMIN has further expanded its global production network with the opening of a production plant in Panama. The inauguration marks the latest milestone in the firm’s local presence that stretches back nearly two decades. The new plant will allow for growth and quicker delivery to BIOMIN distributors and customers in new and existing markets throughout the Americas.
The plant produces Mycofix®, an innovative mycotoxin deactivating feed additive, with plans to produce PoultryStar®, a multi-species probiotic for poultry, in the future.
The site was planned with a long-term perspective and an expectation of growth in mind. It has an installed production capacity of 3,120 tons per year based on one packaging station and a single shift. Its starting production goal is 6,240 tons per year with two shifts. Maximum production capacity can reach 12,480 tons per year with the addition of a second packaging station.
On Aug. 20, Christian Seiwald, Chairman of Erber AG, and Esteban Giron, Vice Minister of Agricultural Development, joined in the ribbon cutting inaugurating the plant in Panama. Along with BIOMIN Managing Director, Marcelo Ribeiro, they marked a momentous occasion for the company and the region.
“A strong, longstanding commitment to scientific research has allowed BIOMIN to deliver leading products in an ever-increasing number of markets across the globe,” commented Seiwald.
Also in attendance were Ruben Beltran, Managing Director of BIOMIN USA, plus key distributors and customers from throughout the region.