Belgian's Vandamme group will start processing an annual 20,000 tons of high-oleic acid content (HO) sunflower seeds at a former brewery it has spent almost €30 million to convert into an oil-pressing plant in Komárom, CEO Xavier Vandamme said on Tuesday.
Vandamme wants to process about half of the total HO sunflower seed crop in Hungary.
The plant will employ 35-40 people at the start. A refinery will be added later.
Family-owned Vandamme generates annual revenue of more than €90 million. (MTI-Econews)