Fish - the feed focus from Dragon Town


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While Buhler Group of Switzerland has been present in China for three decades, is has just completed its sixth year in its relatively new manufacturing facilities in the industrial heartland for animal feed of Changzhou City in Jiangsu Province – a city nicknamed Dragon Town.

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  1. 1. Digital Re-print - September | October 2012 Fish - the feed focus from Dragon TownGrain & Feed Milling Technology is published six times a year by Perendale Publishers Ltd of the United Kingdom.All data is published in good faith, based on information received, and while every care is taken to prevent inaccuracies,the publishers accept no liability for any errors or omissions or for the consequences of action taken on the basis ofinformation published.©Copyright 2010 Perendale Publishers Ltd. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced in any formor by any means without prior permission of the copyright owner. Printed by Perendale Publishers Ltd. ISSN: 1466-3872
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  3. 3. FEATUREFishthe feed focus from Dragon TownGFMT talks to Buhler on our visit to VIV China 2012W hile Buhler Group of around 10 percent per year. and has to cope with quality issues such as Switzerland has been present “China produced 180 million tonnes of sanitation. in China for three decades, animal feed last year having passed the 100 Of course, Mr. Meng Said, moving tois has just completed its sixth year in its million tonne mark in 2007-08.” aquaculture is also revealing less attractiverelatively new manufacturing facilities in He says poultry remains the major pro- profit in traditional land animal segmentthe industrial heartland for animal feed tein source followed closely by pork. “But and more benefits at a growing stage of theof Changzhou City in Jiangsu Province – the market is still growing in chicken,” he aquaculture segment.a city nicknamed Dragon Town. adds. “If anything it is growing too fast,” he says. An issue facing all Chinese consumers is It’s proving difficult for feed producers to It employs more than 800 staff with a that of taste when it comes to chicken. keep up and as a result quality and sanitationfocus not just on manufacturing and sales, “Chicken may not be as delicious as plus other aspects of feed usage are notbut also R & D, quality control, servicing, before. People are becoming more wealthy being focused on as closely as they shouldengineering design, installations and com- and they are looking for quality of life and be, he adds.missioning. food safety over taste.” The new manufacturing facility is working He told GFMT that China has notfor China and worldwide in the medium and escaped the issues of food safety and meat Watch the interview on yourtop-end market. has attracted it’s fair share of criticism, yet is smart phone Ninety percent of the business has a feed clean and of good quality. Simply download the Aurasma lightfocus while 10 percent is on ports-to-storage However, the food-related safety issues app, and then subscribe to ourlogistics, says Mr Robin Meng, head of are forcing people to look for alternative channel atBuhler’s international business department. healthy sources of protein and they have “Our main business is related to feed found it in fish, says Mr Meng. Point your phone at the imagehere in Chanzhou. Logistics has only recently “As land animals are not so much avail- below and watch it come to lifebecome a focus in China and is no more able at the prices people can afford, they with the full interviewthan two years old.” are looking to the water and the skies for Buhler’s Chanzhou operation is six years alternatives. In past three years growth hasold and is growing rapidly, experiencing been focused on aquaculture.”almost 30 percent per year. Mr Meng says aquaculture is growing at “We are looking beyond domestic mar- around 30 percent per annual in fresh waterkets to a worldwidemarket from China. Ourvision or mission is toprovide quality productsand the best solutions forour customers. We wantsustainable developmentand also find a way tosatisfy the customer andhelp bring benefits tothem,” he told Grain andFeed Milling Technologymagazine in Beijingrecently while attendingVIV China.Market changes Feed processingin China continues togrow, which it has beendoing for the past 30years. Mr Meng believesdemand will continue its Mr Robin Meng, Buhler’s head of international business at its Buhler (Changzhou)upward growth trend Machinery Co Ltd in Changzhou, Jiangsu Provincefor the next 10 years, at30 | September - october 2012 Grain &feed millinG technoloGy
  4. 4. Top: GFMT staff, Sophia Pang (left) and Tuti Tan (right) outside of VIVChina 2012Bottom right: Mr Gorjan Nikolik of Rabobank International (right) withthe editor of our sister publication International Aquafeed, ProfessorSimon Davies at the International China Summit in BeijingFor more stories from our trip to VIV take a look at
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