Tradin Organic’s State–of–the-Art Sunflower Processing Facility in Bulgaria Opens New Oil Crushing Line

Posted on Jan 22, 2014
Tradin Organic’s State–of–the-Art Sunflower Processing Facility in Bulgaria Opens New Oil Crushing Line

Tradin Organic Agriculture B.V. (“Tradin Organic”), headquartered in Amsterdam and part of the SunOpta International Foods Group, has announced the official start of operations at the new production line for organic crude sunflower oil in their processing facility in Bulgaria. While the factory is undergoing further construction work for extension of storage space, the new oil crushing line is expected to be fully running from February onwards.

Barend Reijn, Sales Director at Tradin Organic commented; “With this setup Tradin is able to offer high quality organic crude sunflower oil directly from the source in Eastern Europe. This vertical integration ensures an efficient supply chain, transparency and a consistent quality. Quality you can trust.”

The acquisition and extension of the sunflower processing facility in Silistra, Bulgaria, has been an important element of the company-wide plan for further vertical integration of Tradin Organic’s global sourcing operations and extension of value-added ingredient capabilities. Next to organic sunflower oil, the facility processes high quality sunflower kernels and chips for the international snack and bakery industry.

Silistra is located in north east Bulgaria, close to the Black Sea and the Danube River Delta. Located nearby in Romania is a sizable agricultural area that is protected and chemical free, with many growers producing organic products including sunflower, flax seed, corn, barley and soy beans.

Gerard Versteegh, President of the SunOpta International Foods Group commented; “SunOpta Foods Bulgaria’s setup with production and quality teams situated in Silistra and a commercial and logistics team in Sofia, Bulgaria has proven to be highly efficient. Adding organic sunflower oil to our Bulgarian product portfolio in 2014 will significantly strengthen our market position in the organic bakery and snack sector.”

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For further information, please contact:

 

Hanna Post, Marketing Communications

Tradin Organic Agriculture B.V.

Stationsplein 61-65, 1012AB Amsterdam

+31 (0)20 753 7882

marketing@tradinorganic.com

www.sunoptafoodsbulgaria.com

www.tradinorganic.com

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