Scentium Flavours, the flavour division of the Iberchem Group, has revamped the production plant at its head office in Alhama de Murcia, Spain.
Representing an investment of almost €2 million, the improvements are expected to increase the flavour offerings of the company by almost 40%.
The new centre will be fully operational later this month.
“The modernisation of our installations was a pillar in the group’s 2020 expansion plan,” said José Manuel Mateos, general director at Scentium.
“We work in an industry where the customer’s demand is constantly changing. Flavour manufacturers such as Scentium need to adapt themselves to this evolving demand.
Since the beginning, we have been committed to responding proactively with innovative flavour solutions, delivered in the shortest times possible. In this sense, the modernisation of our installations was done not to respond to today’s demand, but to better anticipate that of tomorrow.”
Mar González, COO of Scentium in Spain, said: “We have more than doubled the capacity of our physical-chemical labs. We also automated many of our technical operations, enabling projects to be carried out simultaneously.
“The new robots (Roxane K and GT) will allow us to come up with new flavour designs for our customers in record time and quality.”
Scentium has a commercial presence in more than 120 countries. In 2017, the division opened a new facility in Ghana to reinforce its presence in West Africa.
Last year, Iberchem inaugurated a production facility in Bangkok, Thailand, its fourth manufacturing site in Southeast Asia.
The site features a creative centre, production plant, application and analytical labs and a commercial office, and produces flavours for Scentium and fragrances for its Iberchem brand.
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