Berg + Schmidt and Sternchemie invest in lecithin plant

Rebecca Prescott9 Jan 2013

The Hamburg lipid companies Berg + Schmidt and Sternchemie are investing in a deoiling plant for the production of pure soybean lecithin.

The capacity of the first phase of construction will be 4,000 tonnes pa of deoiled lecithin. The plant will have state-of-the-art design and meet all ISO, GMP and HACCP requirements. Production is due to start in the second quarter of 2013.

At a total world consumption of some 250,000 tonnes, vegetable lecithins are one of the most important natural emulsifiers. With over 50 years of experience in the lecithin industry, Volkmar Wywiol, the owner of the Lipid Companies Berg + Schmidt (feed) and Sternchemie (food), ranks among the international pioneers in the development and marketing of lecithin products.

Berg + Schmidt and its partners already have a special plant for the production of deoiled lecithin in India, but this is working to capacity for the local market in India.

Managing director Andreas Reith from Berg + Schmidt in Hamburg confirms that “With our new location in Singapore we can make better use of logistic advantages in the procurement of raw materials and in exports, for the benefit of our customers around the world.”

Source: Berg + Schmidt