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DSM invests €20 million in Savory Ingredients manufacturing

Delft, NL, 09 Jul 2012 13:00 CEST

DSM has announced today that it will invest around €20 million in a new spray drying facility at its Delft food ingredients manufacturing site. The investment comes on top of DSM’s recent announcement to invest in €100 million in R&D facilities in the Netherlands, a substantial part of which will be injected into the Delft site.

With the inclusion of the spray drying facilities at the Delft manufacturing site, DSM will further optimize its production processes and minimize dependency on third parties in delivering with speed the best quality yeast extracts for the Savory food industry. The investment in on-site drying facilities will also reduce logistic streams with 1 million of transport kilometers per year that saves 650 Mt of CO2 emissions. The investment is expected to create around 25 new jobs at the site. The facility has been granted final approval from the municipal government and should be operational mid 2013.

Hans-Christian Ambjerg, president of DSM Food Specialties said: “We want to generate value through innovation to our customers in the food, beverage and crop industries worldwide. Delft remains a very important location for DSM Food Specialties’ biotechnological research as a cornerstone of our global innovation network. This investment will help us to bring innovations even faster to market.”

Gerard Hardeman, Business Unit Director Savory Ingredients, added: “We want to continue to grow and differentiate ourselves based on the highest standards for consistent product quality, food safety and reliability of supply. Taking full control of our Yeast Extract production process by building this spray drying tower will allow us to improve in each of these areas and make our process more sustainable. The new savory dryer is testament to our continuous efforts to deliver consistent and excellent product quality, food safety and reliability of supply as well as sustainable production processes.”

The recently announced €100 million investment in three R&D facilities includes a new laboratory for bio-technical research in Delft, as well as a DSM contribution to the recently formed Bioprocess Pilot Facility (BPF) in Delft for bio-research. The BPF is a center of expertise and technology open to researchers from all over the world, funded by universities, companies, the European Union and the Dutch Government.