OUR PRODUCTION SITES
IN THE HEART OF SOUTH EAST ASIA
Located in the heart of South East Asia, our insect production and processing plant is the first of its kind in Vietnam.
Operational since 2019, Entobel first site is ideally located in southern Vietnam. Entobel has chosen this strategic location for three main reasons: the tropical climate of the region, ideal for the production of Black Soldier Flies (BSF), the access to a stable supply of traceable feedstocks all year round and the central position in the largest aquaculture hub globally.
In early 2019, Entobel constructed one of the largest insect production sites in the world. This site which is in Southern Vietnam is in the heart of the global major aquaculture region.
Our next plant will be operational by 2022 and will respond to rising global demand while supporting the reduction of our global foodchain’s environmental footprint.
Industrial Excellence and R&D
Entobel focuses on specific R&D programs to improve production metrics, develop new products and discover new functionalities of insect based materials.
Entobels production site follows the European Commission regulatory framework. Insects are fed exclusively with tracable pre-consumer plant-based products, the site is ISO22000 certified and HACCP system is well implemented.
Entobel performs its own laboratory analysis on a daily basis for every single batch.
From the raw materials to the end product, each batch is carefully tracked during the production cycle. We ensure the stability of the insects diet and consistency of the process, thus producing consistent products all year round. Fresh larvae are then processed under gentle conditions to preserve most of their functionalities.
First of all, being located in the tropics, the region of Dong Nai and more generally southern Vietnam presents ideal climatic conditions for the growth and development of our Black Soldier flies and larvae. The temperatures there are indeed warm and stable all year round, guaranteeing a healthy population and a constant production.
Next, Dong Nai province is geographically close to the economic capital of Vietnam of Ho Chi Minh City and its 10 million inhabitants. Thus, our insect factory is located near important roads, ports and airports in order to be able to supply the Asian and international market with our insect-based products.
Finally, southern Vietnam is particularly suitable for agriculture and fish farming. Whether it’s the mountains around Dalat or the Mekong Delta, all of southern Vietnam is known to produce a major part of the country’s food. Fruits and vegetables grow in abundance in fields or greenhouses that can take advantage of our natural fertilizers, and animal farms are the ideal candidates for receiving our insect-based proteins quickly and easily. Fish farming and aquaculture are also kings in southern Vietnam, foremost of which is shrimp production, the country being the 3rd largest producer in the world (After China and Thailand). Our products are an ideal food base for these cultures, preserving the environment, the diet and the taste of the animals. By being close as to these food production centers, we reduce the transport time necessary for the use of our insect-based products.
The equipment and machines used in our BSF production plant were tailor-made to best meet the needs of this innovative industry that is insect cultivation.
The factory is automated, with engineers continuously ensuring the smooth running of operations and monitoring the development of insects in the best possible conditions.
Only a few years after its opening in Dong Nai, our first plant for the production of insect-based fertilizers and proteins has a production capacity of 1.000 MT of insectmeal per year.
2020 will see the construction of a new factory with an estimated production capacity of 10.000 MT. Several others will follow with similar capacities, this time in other tropical countries.