Not only will Axéréal expand the capacity of its Boortmalt site in Antwerp, a research facility for the entire group will be added and 15 new employees will be hired as well. Their roles will be to investigate how the production process can be aligned with local products like Africa's cassava. Construction should be finished by July 2018.
The expansion is mainly prompted by the increased demand from South America, Africa and Asia, served by Boortmalt in Antwerp. Boortmalt is currently Europe’s second-largest malt producer and the fifth-largest of its kind around the globe. From its 10 production sites in Europe, the malt producer supplies to customers worldwide: 50% of its sales volume is generated in developing markets outside of Europe.