Acacia gum specialist Alland & Robert has announced it will invest €11 million to increase production capacity at its production site in Saint-Aubin-sur-Gaillon, France.
According to Alland & Robert, this investment will pay for the installation of a fourth production line at the site, increase the factory’s production capacity by around 9,000 tonnes per year.
The site currently processes around 20,000 tonnes of acacia gum each year, so the expansion project will increase overall production capacity at the site by 45%.
Construction at the new site will start in early 2021, with the firm claiming that the new facility should be fully operational by the end of 2022.
Alland & Robert states that this investment comes as the company seeks to meet the growing demand for acacia gum from customers around the world.
Frédéric Alland, president of Alland & Robert, said: “This new investment comes on top of the €3 million already invested in 2020 and 2021 to improve our existing production facilities.
“We are happy the Covid-19 crisis hasn’t slowed down our project: for 2020, we estimate our turnover should increase by approximately 8%. It was €45 million in 2019.”
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