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Grain processing plant as greenfield project
As a result of the largest food industry project in Hungary recently, the grain processing plant of KALL Ingredients has been completed in Tiszapüspöki near the town of Szolnok in eastern Hungary. The plant will process GMO-free maize purchased from Hungarian producers.
Diplomacy&Trade online | November 8, 2017

With this greenfield project of EUR 145 million, the company will create jobs for about 500 people, and the plant will process more than 500,000 tons of maize per year, without producing any waste. This production capacity will be one of the largest in Europe. The inaugural ceremony of the new plant was also attended by Prime Minister Viktor Orbán, Minister of National Economy Mihály Varga and Minister of Agriculture Sándor Fazekas.

Hungarian agriculture produces more than seven million tons of maize a year, but only a bit more than a half of this amount is processed, around 3 million tons are exported. The long-time goal of the Hungarian economy is to increase the amount of domestic use and processing of the agricultural products.

KALL Ingredients is 100% Hungarian-owned, and the plant will process GMO-free maize purchased from Hungarian producers, so it will provide stable, long-term demand for maize. In addition to isosugar, the company's product portfolio will range from the highest quality alcohol to starch, starch derivatives and edible oil raw material. In addition, it will also offer a wide range of products from feed ingredients produced for the livestock sector and pharmaceutical industry. More than 70% of the produced products will be exported; with this, the project will contribute to a significant increase in Hungarian food exports.

The new plant has been constructed with the best available technology and will obtain heat energy from biomass. Competitiveness is ensured by the workforce and a waste-free, state-of-the-art technology. For the plant, the goal is to produce Hungarian products even in 50 years from Hungarian raw materials and with Hungarian workers. The project was realized at least 60% with the help of Hungarian suppliers, creating about 500 jobs directly, and more than 750 new positions indirectly.


   
   
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