Recognising the company’s huge potential, Dr. Pearse Lyons president of Alltech purchased AD Fermin in April 2002. The Serbian facility quickly became an important yeast production location for Alltech thanks to its capacity (capability to process molasses has gone from 15,000 tonnes to 40,000 tonnes) and central location.
Alltech’s Serbian facility employs 260 people and its core activity is production of yeast and other foodstuffs, including fresh baker’s yeast, instant dry baker’s yeast, special active yeast for frozen dough, special active dry yeast, yeast extract in a variety of forms, and dietary products for human consumption.
Considerable investment in the facility over the last 9 years has resulted in increased capacity and a significant increase in the quality of the products produced. It has been certified under the following systems: Alltech’s Quality System (AQS), HACCP, ISO 22000:2005, ISO 14001:2004, FAMI-QS Code, HALAL and KOSHER.
In 2007 and in 2009 Alltech’s Serbian facility received an award from the Serbian Regional Chamber of Commerce for its achievements in the development of the Serbian economy.
In 2010 Alltech’s state-of-the art energy generation facility in Senta, Serbia was among the 7 projects nominated for the prestigious eKapija Aurea 2010 Investment of the Year Award. The new plant was commended among the best 3 projects in Serbia for its social benefits due to the reduction in pollution and methane emissions and it was awarded for the Social Cause and Usefulness of the year.
Following the recent investments, the installation of state-of-the-art fermentation equipment and the construction of the process and waste water treatment plants will transform this into a world class facility. The aim of Alltech’s Serbian facility is to be a quality service and product provider for its customers throughout the world.
European Production Centre
Republic of Serbia