Evonik has resumed operations at its Mepron plant in Mobile, Alabama, USA meaning it will once again supply the U.S. milk and dairy markets from a local source. In times of global pandemic and uncertainties in demand, Evonik has adjusted its manufacturing capacities for Mepron globally, which also affected the plant in Mobile, in recent years. Starting-up production in Mobile again, Evonik will now supply its U.S. customers from the plant in Alabama.
Said Dr. Emmanuel Auer, head of Evonik’s Animal Nutrition business line: “Wherever possible, we supply our markets from local production. This strengthens supply security for our regional customers, especially in challenging times like these.”
With over nine million high-performance dairy cows, the U.S. is the world’s largest single market for Mepron – a special methionine formulation which prevents degradation in the rumen and fosters balanced nutrient supply of dairy cows.
Added Bonnie Tully, Evonik’s President North America region: “We are convinced that, especially in times of global supply chain disruptions, our North American customers in the milk and dairy industry need the supply security of a strong, reliable and regional methionine producer. Now is the right time to ramp up the plant in the U.S. again, showing our regional customers that they can rely on Evonik.” For more visit evonik.com/animal-nutrition