Tea and botanical ingredients provider Martin Bauer Group has doubled the size of its tea extract manufacturing facility in Hangzhou, China.
The site is in the West Lake district, which the firm said is famous for high-quality leaf teas. The new 200,000-square-foot unit doubles the site’s capacity for green and black tea extracts to meet rising global demand.
Combining engineering and technical expertise from Germany with the vast availability of leaf tea from Martin Bauer Group’s Chinese partner, the expansion will yield the high-quality extracts that are desired by today’s consumers, the company said.
A significant portion of the plant’s production will be used for the US business. As the use of extracts for RTD and other beverage applications continues to grow in North America, the investment in China enables the company to service major tea brands and grow its overall presence in the beverage industry.
Martin Bauer North America president Ennio Ranaboldo said: “Expansion of our production centre allows us to build closer partnerships with our customers and increase our market penetration.”
With products sourced from more than 80 countries, Martin Bauer has more than 20 manufacturing sites and sales units worldwide. The company has around 3,600 employees.
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