DSM Nutritional Products is the world's leading supplier of vitamins, carotenoids and other fine chemicals to the feed, food, pharmaceutical and personal care industries. We are pioneers in the discovery of new products, new formulations and attractive applications for all industry segments.
We have our own research centres, production facilities and world-wide sales and distribution network. Building on our long tradition of leadership in this industry, we are committed to continuously providing outstanding products and services for human and animal well-being.
The Dalry site was established in 1958 as a single production unit manufacturing Vitamin A. Since then, major investments over the past 50 years have transformed the site from a single production building to a highly automated operation, manufacturing Vitamin C, Calcium-D-Pantothenate (Vitamin B5) and Panthenol. A recent project involved the commissioning of a new Central Control Room which enables the production plants, the power house and the waste water treatment plant to be controlled from one single location (previously there were 18 satellite control room).
The Dalry site currently employees 330 permanent staff and is the Head Office for two other sites in the UK, namely in Heanor, Derbyshire and Belfast.
Dalry is a town set amongst quiet Ayrshire countryside. The spectacular coast is only minutes away – with villages like Largs and Inverkip practically on the doorstep. If you are more of a city lover – then Glasgow with its vibrant culture, top class restaurants, bars, theatres and shops is less than an hour away. If you are moving to the area – you are truly blessed with property choices – city flat, seaside cottage or country house? Leisure pursuits are plentiful with golf and sailing topping the favorites list for the area. All of this on offer as part of the package gives you the opportunity to have a fabulous career with a lifestyle to match.
In 2000, a new state-of-the-art biological Waste Water Treatment Plant was brought on line at a cost in excess of £24 million. The main process unit handles pH adjustment, equalization, biomass conditioning, biodegradation and clarification. This plant has allowed DSM to significantly reduce the chemical loading of final effluent discharges and it achieves a very high percentage reduction in chemical loading (typically 75-85%).
Climate change has become headline news over recent years and as a large energy user, DSM has always taken its responsibilities towards emission reduction seriously. Regular monitoring and close co-operation with controlling authorities ensure that everything practicable is done to prevent any nuisance or hazard.
DSM is also addressing the issue of sustainability and climate change from another angle by implementing a carbon footprint assessment for its Quali-C portfolio. This will aim to address greenhouse emissions associated with the entire Quali-C supply chain and is being conducted in accordance with the draft BS2050:2008. DSM is one of the first companies in the world to have assessed one of its products in this way.