Ausnutria and Trivium to open infant-nutrition can plant in 2020

By Jim Cornall contact

- Last updated on GMT

New jobs will be created at the facility, and recruitment is already under way.
New jobs will be created at the facility, and recruitment is already under way.

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To contribute to the growing demand for infant formula products, Ausnutria and Trivium are set to start construction on a new joint venture facility at Ausnutria’s production site in Heerenveen, the Netherlands.

A shared investment between Ausnutria, an infant formula manufacturer, and Trivium, a metal packaging producer, will result in a 10,000 m²-plus can-manufacturing plant in 2020. The plant will have the most modern utility supplies through state-of-the-art equipment.

The facility in Heerenveen will provide a “wall to wall” integrated operation with the current dry blending and packaging plants of Ausnutria and will have a capacity to produce more than 150m cans by 2021.

Ausnutria chose Trivium as its long-term packaging partner following the opening of the Heerenveen plant in 2017. With this cooperation, Ausnutria will have dedicated can-manufacturing process on site, assuring the stable supply of cans.

The companies have signed a 10-year contract to produce different can sizes, all featuring Trivium’s peel-off lid with rivet. The new facility will supply Ausnutria’s factories in Heerenveen and Leeuwarden. Trivium has previously supplied cans to Ausnutria from its plants in Hoogeveen and Leeuwarden.

New jobs will be created at the facility, and recruitment is already under way.

Ausnutria operates 10 plants worldwide, five of which are in the Netherlands. Heerenveen is currently home to two of Ausnutria’s plants that, together with their plant in Leeuwarden, house the dry blending and packaging process for infant formula.

Bart van der Meer, CEO of Ausnutria, said, “This large and important investment is a very good fit for Ausnutria.

“The integrated operation and shared expertise with our partners will yield significant benefits throughout the supply chain, ensuring that products of the highest quality can meet the demands of customers worldwide in the most timely and efficient way.”           

Woep Möller, CEO of the European Trivium business, said, “We are delighted that Ausnutria has chosen Trivium as its partner of growth and recognizes Trivium’s dedication to quality and hygiene in this highly demanding market. The wall to wall facility will be supported by our other infant nutrition manufacturing facilities and further increases our presence in this growing segment.”

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