Mane SA has opened a new production plant in Sablé-sur-Sarthe, France, and launched its first research and development entity focused on meat industries in Noisiel, France.
The company's €7 million investment in the new production plant is dedicated to the production of flavors, ingredients and additive blends for meat, fish, ready meals and snacks industries. The plant was extended and equipped with technology that manages cross-contamination issues (no ingredients of one blend is transferred to another blend that doesn’t normally contain it).
Mane doubled its existing plant area to install this new equipment, which now enables the plant to produce and store up to 7,000 tonnes of blends each year. The company said this investment is part of its initiative to address the requirements of the British Retail Consortium standards on all its production sites.
Mane has formed a partnership with France Protéines Services—a specialist in semi-finished products for processed meat —to develop Meat Pro based in Noisiel.
Serving clients throughout Europe, the Middle East and Africa, the team focuses on Mane's flavor extraction and encapsulation technologies, which are key for stability and powerful flavors. It also focuses on flavors for complex formulations within the context of salt reduction, fat reduction or off note masking programs.