BASF and Cargill have announced their expanded cooperation, adding the US market to their existing feed enzymes development and distribution agreement.

The announcement was made during the 2023 International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE) in Atlanta, Georgia, the United States.

Both companies are committed to bringing innovative enzyme-based solutions to the market, generating distinctive value for animal feed customers. By combining the enzyme research and development strengths of BASF with Cargill's know-how in application and broad market reach, the companies will form a joint innovation pipeline for animal protein producers.

With the expanded geographical reach, BASF and Cargill aim to bring the voice and commercial insights of US protein producers to craft the next generation of enzymes. Through this next stage of collaboration, BASF and Cargill strive to deliver solutions that address productivity, sustainability and cost challenges for US customers.

"We are delighted further to strengthen our relationship with our US customers and BASF," said Mariano Berdegue, North America regional managing director for Cargill's animal nutrition business. "The collaboration will provide more animal feed customers with access to a wide range of high-performance enzyme solutions that we have seen reduce nutrient waste, improve feed efficiency and sustainably promote animal performance."

In 2021, BASF and Cargill moved the relationship beyond pure distribution agreements into the joint development of new enzyme technologies and applications. This extended partnership builds upon the successful go-to-market collaboration between the companies across Argentina, Brazil, Mexico, Portugal, Spain, the Middle East and Africa.

As part of the partnership, BASF and Cargill will co-develop, produce, market and sell customer-centric enzyme products and solutions.

"With the expansion of our collaboration to the US, we continue to build our joint success story," said Gisele Santos Bin, global sales director (feed enzymes and feed performance ingredients) at BASF. "We are proud to be on this journey with Cargill to increase further the value creation opportunities for animal feed customers."

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