Tancacha Industrial Complex (Cba)

Tancacha Industrial Complex, at the town of Cordoba with the same name, where Guipeba was created in 1965 (cradle of present Bunge Argentina, and the place were still today the company has its accounting and tax headquarters), has a milling capacity of 1,000 tons/day, with a multipurpose oil extraction line to process soybean and peanuts.There is also a modern plant that produces lecithin, one of the few plants in the southern hemisphere that supplies the global market.

Tancacha Industrial Complex has a milling capacity of 3,600 tons/day, with two lines for multipurpose oil extraction, where soybean, peanuts, sunflowers and safflowers are processed. At the site, there is also a modern plant that produces lecithin, one of the few in the southern hemisphere that supplies the global market.

Soybean Lecithin Wet gums obtained from degumming processing of soybean oil, which are rich in phospholipids, generally exhibit 25 - 30% moisture. This is the raw material to obtain lecithin. It is fed into a dryer, which is a falling film evaporator and works with steam as indirect heating medium under vacuum conditions. Under these conditions, the water contained in wet gums evaporates to produce an intermediate product with lower than 1 percent moisture content. This intermediate lecithin has a very high viscosity, making it necessary to add oil and fatty acids to reach specifications. Once these substances have been added, it is homogenized and analyzed.

Lecithin is packed in drums, octabins, or dispatched in bulks. Bunge produces three different qualities of lecithin, two of food grade, and one of industrial grade. Presently, the highest percentage of lecithin is food grade, a very demanding market, because food safety is involved since lecithin is added to products that go directly to shelves, as is the case of milk powder.

Tercero Arriba
25 de Mayo 1119
Phone number
03571 - 460125
Zip Code
Descripción Complejos Industriales
Processing plant.
Processing capacity (TPD)
Soybean: 1000 Peanut and Sunflower 500 tons
Capacidad de refinamiento neutralizado de aceite (TPD)
60 Lecithin Plant.
Refining capacity (TPD)
Planta de Almacenaje (TONS)
Grains 335,000 Flours 33,000 Grains 335,000 
Meals 33,000
 Oils (Crude and neutralized) 7,000
 Storage capacity for solid fertilizers: 2,000 tons 
Storage capacity for liquids: N/A