Cargill to Open New Cutting Edge Facility in Pápa

  • May 31, 2018
AmCham CEO Íriszi Lippai-Nagy and Dr. István Nagy, Minister of Agriculture joined Cargill President and CEO Szabolcs Makai to break ground at the company's brand new 5 billion HUF feed facility last week.

Cargill has been an important player in the agriculture sector for over 20 years in Hungary and the company is looking to strengthen its commitment by building a new facility in Pápa with the monthly capacity of 10.000 tons. President Makai said the new plant opening in June 2019 will mainly produce swine and poultry feed, as meat consumption and animal husbandry are growing trends in Hungary. The number of poultry in the region is steadily increasing and the swine population is expected to surge as well - Makai explained.

Minister Nagy said the ministry considers the improvement of livestock production as a priority in the mission to boost our agricultural competitiveness. In order to achieve sustainable production, we need to promote more effective irrigation methods, eco friendly soil management and reduce the emission of pollutants. The minister also added that Hungary needs companies like Cargill who are able to bring expertise and experience to the country.

In her address, Lippai-Nagy reiterated the importance of the sector which accounts for 35% of all exports in Hungary. Moreover, she emphasized the importance of a highly skilled workforce and the ability to improve effectiveness of production in the mission to better the competitiveness of the country.

Cargill has operated in Hungary since 1995 after purchasing a minority stake in Agrograin, a leading Hungarian grain, oilseeds, and protein trading company. Cargill completed the acquisition of 100% of Agrograin shares in 2007 after 12 years successful co-operation and rebranded the company to "Cargill". Currently, Cargill's Hungarian operations employ more than 450 people across 9 locations. With the exception of soy, Cargill covers all its material needs from grain produced domestically with wheat, corn and barley all coming from local farmers.

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