LycoRed Ltd., Israel, announces the opening of a new plant in Changzhou, China. The plant will be available for commercial production by the end of this year. The facility will produce a wide range of premixes for the food and beverage industry for nutritional fortification covering the Asian market.
Research conducted by LycoRed shows a growing demand for nutritional premixes in Asia Pacific, in addition to accelerated demand for Lyc-O-Mato® in Japan, China and Thailand. These finding encouraged LycoRed management to build the new facility in China and to allow the company to establish and develop closer partnerships with key suppliers and provide comprehensive healthy ingredient and premix solutions.
“LycoRed is a well-known supplier of nutritional premixes for leading food companies especially, in Europe,” notes Morris Zelkha, President and CEO of LycoRed Ltd. “Building this new plant in China, coupled with our extensive plant in the UK is in line with our goal to strengthen our position in the Asia-Pacific market and become a preferred supplier of natural functional ingredients to food and beverage companies worldwide. Once we establish a relationship with a new client, it is important to be responsive to the clients need in terms of real-time return and accessibility and providing tailor-made solutions in a single location.”
With ecological responsibility in mind, the modern construction, materials and plant systems used and installed in the plant were carefully selected to minimize energy requirements and optimize the use of water during plant and equipment clean-downs. LycoRed currently is completing equipment validation and securing the necessary quality certifications for production, including FSSC and MUI Halal. “Attaining FSSC 22000 Certification along with LycoRed’s high-value products highlights our ongoing commitment to providing customers with the safety, control and management of manufacturing quality products in accordance with industry expectations worldwide,” explains Zelkha. ”"It also increases opportunities for sustainable trade. The new plant is identical to the LycoRed plant in the UK as we want to act as global partner.”
“Our initial business plan is to satisfy the needs of existing multinational customers who have manufacturing facilities in both China and Asia Pacific, as well as the local needs of established food manufacturers in China looking for western standard,” continues Zelkha. “The factory has been designed and built to the highest quality standard. We anticipate growing our business with manufacturers of infant formulae in the region and also exporting to other regions of the world.”
LycoRed is an innovative, science-based company creating breakthrough healthful nutraceutical ingredients for the food, beverage and dietary supplement industries. With a large complement of multinational customers across the global supply chain, LycoRed eagerly serves each client with attentiveness, quick response and maximum flexibility.
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