Givaudan has officially inaugurated an extension to its Nantong manufacturing facility in a move that will double liquid flavor production capacity–targeted at beverages, dairy and sweets–in China.
Givaudan’s CHF 30 million expansion brings its total investment on the facility to CHF 80 million. The additional investment is aimed toward supporting growth ambitions in China and meeting consumer demand for healthier products.
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About 95% of the production capacity at that 16,000 sq m extension will support customers in China.
The facility is also contributing to Givaudan’s Climate Action Agenda and was certified as “Environment-friendly Green Enterprise” by the Environment Protection Bureau of Nantong Economic & Technological Development Area (NETDA).
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The expansion’s opening ceremony was attended by the company’s top management, including Givaudan CEO Gilles Andrier, local management and NETDA and Swiss consulate dignitaries.
“We are delighted to open the new extended space at our Nantong facility,” said Andrier. “The total investment we have made on the Nantong site supports our strategic goal of increasing Givaudan’s footprint in high growth markets and capturing growth opportunities. More importantly, the larger Nantong site will now enable Givaudan to collaborate even more closely with our customers to deliver innovative and creative taste solutions to the ever evolving Chinese market.”
“China’s economy has blossomed quickly over the years and is now the world’s second biggest economy,” said Monila Kothari, Givaudan’s APAC Commercial Head, Flavours. “As a result, we have seen a tremendous growth in the food and beverage industry coming from local players. Given this rapid transformation, we now have a manufacturing facility that can support our business development strategy in China. This expansion will enable us to be agile as we address the needs of our customers in China.”