DAVANGERE, KARNATAKA, INDIA — Cargill on Jan. 19 inaugurated a wet corn milling plant in Davangere. The Minneapolis-based company invested $100 million in the plant, which is located on 44.5 acres and has the capacity to mill 800 tonnes of corn per day.
Cargill said it will process corn at the mill to produce glucose and other derivatives that may be used as thickeners, sweeteners and for other purposes in the food and health care industry. Output from the new mill primarily will be used for the local market, but it also will serve the company’s customers in Southeast Asian and African markets.
“At Cargill, we are committed to help our customers and communities we operate in thrive,” said David MacLennan, chairman and chief executive officer. “Cargill’s commitment toward successful establishment of our business in India without compromising on ecological balance, employee safety and customer delivery are top priorities for us.”Cargill has had a presence in the state of Karnataka since 1983, and has set up four manufacturing facilities in the state contributing to the development of the agriculture and the food industries.