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DSM inaugurates new Fortitech® Premixes plant in Vadodara, India

Gurgaon, IN, 09 Apr 2014 10:15 CEST

Royal DSM, the global Life Sciences and Materials Sciences company, today inaugurated its Fortitech® Premixes plant in Vadodara, Gujarat. The plant is spread across 10,000 square meters and will be a one-stop source for food, beverage and pharmaceutical manufacturers looking for fortification as a way to differentiate their products from their competition.
DSM's Fortitech® Premixes plant in Vadodara, India

The new plant will service the South Asian market with its teams split between Delhi and Mumbai, as well as a business development group, based in Malaysia and an upcoming innovation center in Singapore. The initial employee headcount for this plant will be 29 full-time positions.

Speaking at the inauguration ceremony, The Ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, H.E. Alphonsus Stoelinga said: “India and the Netherlands are very important economic partners for each other. India is the fifth largest source of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in the Netherlands and vice versa the Netherlands are the fifth largest source of FDI for India. This plant of DSM is a perfect example of that Dutch FDI in India. But there is more to it: Royal DSM is recognized for its global leadership in initiatives related to food security, preventing hidden hunger and promoting sustainable development in high growth economies.

The new DSM Fortitech® Premixes plant in Vadodara is a testimony of its commitment to develop and deliver innovative nutrition solutions to the South Asian market”, he further added.

Commenting on the inauguration, Rick Greubel, President, Human Nutrition & Health said that, “We are delighted to start our new Fortitech Premixes plant in Vadodara. All Fortitech Premixes adhere to the criteria set forth in our Quality for Life™ program, which represents our unwavering commitment to quality, reliability, traceability and sustainability. As one of the fastest growing economies in the world, we believe that this facility in India will add to DSM’s overall growth and profitability. By expanding our presence, we aim to deliver more value to our Indian and South Asian customers.”

Bharath Sesha, President, DSM India commented “We see tremendous opportunity in India in the food, beverage and dietary supplement market. Indian consumers are becoming more aware of healthy lifestyle choices and are actively looking for nutritional products that they can rely on. Our goal is to support healthy, quality living in India, and our Fortitech Premixes plant in Vadodara is an important step towards achieving it.”

Brian Wilcox, Global Vice President, Fortitech Premixes said that “Growing economies, such as India, offer tremendous opportunities for Fortitech Premixes. The fast-paced lifestyles of today’s consumers mean that proper diet and nutrition are not always within easy reach on a daily basis. We have a long and successful history of working with food and beverage manufacturers to create fortified products that have a tremendous appeal to consumers. We are looking forward to continuing that tradition with our operations here in Vadadora. The talented workforce we have on hand here can only guarantee our success.”

DSM has a long history of combating micronutrient deficiencies around the world and has a number of partnerships including with the UN World Food Programme, Aisyiyah Project – Indonesia; One Goal Campaign - Asian Football Confederation; Sight and Life; etc. As the world’s largest producer of vitamins and other micronutrients, DSM has a clear responsibility to help solve the globe’s most solvable problem: hidden hunger.

Fortitech Premixes are customized blends of functional ingredients from a comprehensive selection of vitamins, minerals, amino acids, nucleotides and nutraceuticals. They are used in a wide range of products, including baby formulas, cereals, bars, dairy products, nutrition and sports drinks, juices, snacks, waters, candies and supplements. Additionally, the nutritional ingredients are also tailored to address specific health concerns with research to support their claim.

Fortitech Premixes streamline the production process as each one is a single source of multiple nutrients, helping manufacturers to save on labor, cost and testing. Manufacturers will also gain an edge on the competition through various market-ready products and finished goods manufacturing capabilities. Additional information about the Fortitech Premixes brand can be found by visiting www.fortitechpremixes.com.