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Louis Dreyfus Company expands canola-processing facility in Yorkton, Canada

Louis Dreyfus Company's canola-crush complex in Yorkton, Saskatchewan, Canada, will be capable of processing more than 2 million metric tons of canola seed upon completion of expansion. (Photo: Louis Dreyfus Company)

Louis Dreyfus Company, a leading global merchant and processor of agricultural goods, announced April 11 the expansion of its canola-processing complex in Yorkton, Saskatchewan, Canada, reinforcing its capacity to supply food, feed and energy customers.

“This investment supports the group’s strategic growth plans by reinforcing core merchandizing activities, in this case with additional capacity to originate and process Canadian canola seeds to provide nourishment for people and livestock,” said Michael Gelchie, CEO. “It also positions Louis Dreyfus Company as a strategic feedstock provider to renewable energy producers and accelerates our contribution to a global energy transition that we are excited to be a part of.”

Louis Dreyfus Company has operated its canola-processing complex in Yorkton, Saskatchewan, Canada, since 2009, employing approximately 120 people today, in the production of food-grade canola oil and feed meal.

This industry-leading facility is strategically located in the country’s most productive agricultural zone, where canola is the dominant crop, and benefits from dual rail and good road infrastructure.

The enlarged complex will create further operational synergies and enhance canola seed-sourcing capabilities.

“This project reflects our long-term commitment to North America as a key market for Louis Dreyfus Company, both in terms of origination and distribution, and is expected to contribute to continued local economic development,” said Brian Conn, the company’s country manager for Canada.

Construction of the additional canola-crushing line is expected to begin later this year.

It will more than double the facility’s annual crush capacity to over 2 million metric tons upon completion, reinforcing Louis Dreyfus Company’s presence in the Canadian crush industry.

Founded in 1851, Louis Dreyfus Company is active in more than 100 countries and employs approximately 17,000 people globally.


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