Bayer CropScience opens new oilseed processing centre in Germany

Bayer CropScience opens new oilseed processing centre in Germany

11:37 AM, 30th September 2015
Bayer CropScience opens new oilseed processing centre in Germany

MONHEIM, GERMANY: Bayer CropScience said it inaugurated its new European oilseed processing centre in Monheim, having substantially expanded its platform to offer oilseed rape growers a fully integrated system from field production to delivery.

Bayer CropScience has invested €15 million in the new 9,000 square metre seed processing centre, underlining Bayer’s ambition to become a major player in the European oilseed rape market. Bayer plans to deliver the first fine-cleaned and packaged oilseeds from this facility in January 2016.

“We see future growth driven by increasing and sustained demand from customers in many countries for improved oilseed rape hybrid varieties,” said Marc Reichardt, head of agricultural commercial operations, Bayer CropScience, at the inauguration ceremony.

“Oilseed rape is an attractive cash crop for European growers The centre will be the central logistical point to deliver high-quality hybrid seeds to customers across the European and African region,” said Frank Terhorst, global head, seeds business unit, Bayer CropScience.

The new centre will be responsible for receiving raw seeds from carefully chosen seed multipliers across Europe, fine cleaning and certifying the seed and calibrating and treating it using seed machinery.

“Quality management is an important element of our activity within the new facility,” said Ferdinand Schnitker, operations manager, European oilseed processing center, Bayer.

The company has commercialized more than 30 hybrids in 30 countries across the EMEA region (Europe, Middle East, Africa). It plans to further expand its global oilseed rape seed business by continuing to make investments into research and development and the breeding infrastructure as well as acquisitions, cooperations and trait license agreements.

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