CP Kelco has announced an investment to expand its manufacturing facility in Limeira, Brazil, to meet growing demand for pectin in the South American food and beverage market.
Approved in late 2013 by both the CP Kelco management board and the board of its parent company, J.M. Huber Corp., this latest investment is projected to increase capacity by 30% at Limeira. This announcement follows other recent projects underway in Limeira and at CP Kelco’s manufacturing facility in Lille Skensved, Denmark, which are on track to become fully operational in 2015.
“The additional capacity will allow us to meet the growing demand for pectin in application segments such as beverages, confectionery and dairy products,” said Susanne Sörgel, strategic platform director for CP Kelco’s Pectin product line.
Sörgel noted the recent series of investments in production capacity signals CP Kelco’s strong commitment to advancing pectin’s use as a high performance ingredient in foods and beverages, both in developed economies and emerging markets. “These projects will combine to ensure that CP Kelco can support its customers’ growth well into the future,” she added.