Nutreco in 2019
Nutreco is a global leader in animal nutrition and aqua feed. Its advanced feed solutions are at the origin of food for millions of consumers worldwide. Innovation, sustainability and quality are guiding principles in the Nutreco culture, from research and raw material procurement to products, models and services for livestock farming and aquaculture. Nutreco is present in 37 countries and its two global divisions, Trouw Nutrition (animal nutrition) and Skretting (aqua feed), have sales in over 90 countries. Its strategic innovation and investment arm NuFrontiers, focuses on novel, potentially disruptive technologies that may, one day, become part of the global divisions.
Nutreco is positioned at the critical junction between the surging demand for proteins and supplies that are struggling to keep up. This is a momentous challenge for the industry, and the world at large, and lies at the heart of Nutreco’s mission of Feeding the Future. In order to differentiate itself from its competitors and truly contribute to feeding the future, Nutreco constantly needs to innovate.
Nutreco’s commitment to Feeding the Future translates into a zero-complacency policy for feed and food safety and the use of non-sustainable raw materials. Feed and food safety can be endangered if raw materials do not meet rigorous quality and safety standards or when errors in manufacturing processes occur. Because feed and food safety is of the utmost importance to Nutreco, the company provides tools, advice and guidance on how to maintain high quality standards beyond its own facilities. These tools help farm managers assess and maintain the quality of their raw materials.
In both divisions, commercial and operational excellence programmes were reviewed and optimised to accelerate top-line growth. Trouw Nutrition structured its sales process further, with defined Key Performance Indicators and reporting for performance monitoring. Operational excellence focused on further improving safety and quality, cost reduction and reduction of the environmental footprint. Several Young Animal Feed solutions were introduced to the market and a renewed focus on feed additives led to considerable volume growth.
Skretting developed a number of programmes to deliver efficiency improvements and lower production costs by consolidating assets and investments in production processes. Several new global feed products were launched, to deliver better efficiency, sustainability and quality. New digital farm management solutions delivered operational improvements for many fish farmers.