Peter Greven, a leading producer of oleochemical additives with sites in Germany, The Netherlands and Malaysia, is starting up a new, state-of-the-art production facility for metallic soaps at its site in Venlo (NL) in April 2014.
Due to the increasing demand for top-quality vegetable stearates that fulfil the high-quality demands and all other requirements of the pharmaceutical, food, feed and cosmetic industry, Peter Greven started the construction of a new production complex in September 2013.
This production facility is based on state-of-the-art technology; the focus of the development was primarily based on the highest cost and energy efficiency. With this new production facility, the capacity of the Venlo site will be considerably increased.
For many years, Peter Greven has developed the Venlo site based on the requirements of the above mentioned industries: all products are produced under GMP conditions and according to HACCP standards, are Kosher and Halal certified, fulfil all major pharmacopeias (e.g. Ph.Eur, USP/NF, BP, JP, CP, DAB), the requirements of FDA for the direct food contact (GRAS) and conform with the latest Food Chemical Codex (FCC). In addition, a management system for food safety was introduced and certified with FSSC 22000 (ISO 22000) certification. Furthermore Peter Greven successfully completed the GMP+ B2 (2010) certification for the feed industry in 2013.
Sustainability and responsible use of natural resources have always been a fundamental aspect of Peter Greven’s company philosophy – therefore all products are based on natural, renewable raw materials. Moreover, Peter Greven supports the sustainable production of palm oil and is the first producer of metallic soaps to receive the RSPO SCCS certificate that officially approves the production and sales of vegetable based stearates and dispersions with RSPO certified fatty acid.
With this new production facility, Peter Greven is enlarging its product portfolio: the existing product lines LIGAMED© with Premium Excipients for the pharmaceutical industry and LIGAFOOD© with high-quality additives for the food industry are completed by the new product line LIGAFEED© with special additives for the feed industry.