Mr Joël Arnaud, Vice Chairman of Limagrain in charge of the Field Seeds Activity, was joined by the Turkish Minister of Health, Dr. Mehmet Muezzinoglu, for the official opening of the facility.
The new facility represents an important investment for Limagrain Field Seeds Activity. “It will contribute to support the further expansion of our Sunflower and Corn business in Central and Eastern Europe, especially in Ukraine and Russia” explained Rémi Bastien, CEO of Limagrain Europe.
The plant is already operating with cleaning, treating and packing, and is equipped with a state-of-the-art quality and certification lab. Once fully completed, the factory will cover 30,000 m² and will host about 50 administrative and technical staff, in a safe environment.
Limagrain Europe’s Sunflower and Corn genetics are well adapted to the Black sea area.
Farmers in this region are seeking to work with a Company able to provide high quality seeds of high performing varieties.
This new seed production facility will enable Limagrain Europe to timely provide its customers with Sunflower and Corn seeds at Limagrain’s top quality standards.
The investment will also facilitate the supply of sunflower seeds to our customers in Turkey and consolidate our leading position on this market.
The first seed unit will leave the factory in November 2015.