The expansion, which sees the facility grow to 65,000 square feet and become Fortitech’s third largest operation worldwide, is intended to allow the company to provide finished packaging for powdered products in a variety of forms, including sachets, cans, boxes and pouches for the South American market.
“Consumer demand for fortified foods, beverages and pharmaceuticals in the South American marketplace is on the rise,” said Juarez Fairon Rech, director general for Fortitech South America.
“The investment we are making will provide our customers with a one-stop-shop for all their fortification and end product packaging needs. This complete service offering is a cost efficient solution to get their products to market faster, without sacrificing quality.”
The facility’s expansion is scheduled to be completed by late 2011.