Bunge: closes purchase of Altex wheat milling unit

White Plains / NY. (bl) Bunge North America, the North American operating arm of Bunge Limited, announced that it has completed the purchase of the wheat milling business of Grupo Altex S.A. de C.V.. Taking into account the six mills in Mexico, the total wheat milling installed capacity exceeds 2’500 metric tonnes per 24 hours. Grupo Altex is one of the most important agribusiness groups in Mexico. Altex commercial offices are based in Spain (Barcelona), Japan (Tokyo) and the USA (Miami). Bunge North America is a vertically integrated food and feed ingredient company, supplying raw and processed agricultural commodities and specialized food ingredients to a wide range of customers in the animal feed, food processor, foodservice and bakery industries. With headquarters in St. Louis, Missouri, Bunge North America and its subsidiaries operate grain elevators, oilseed processing plants, edible oil refineries and packaging facilities, and corn, wheat and rice mills in the U.S., Canada and Mexico.