Over 60 years of manufacturing excellence
In 2018, DSM celebrated 60 years of manufacturing high-quality micronutrients at its plant in Dalry, Scotland, UK. The Dalry facility is now the only producer of ascorbic acid, more commonly known as vitamin C, outside China. Marking its 60-year anniversary, it continues to set the standard for manufacturing high quality and safe vitamins for customers worldwide.
The facility was first constructed by pharmaceutical company, Hoffmann La Roche, in the early 1950s and the location of the site was strategically selected for its proximity to a plentiful supply of high purity water. Initially built to manufacture vitamin A, the plant was converted to manufacturing a wider range of pharmaceutical intermediaries in the 1970s. The site expanded in 1979 to produce vitamin C and within 5 years the Dalry plant was supplying vitamin C worldwide to the dietary supplement, early life nutrition, food & beverage, medical nutrition and pharmaceutical industries.
DSM Nutritional Products acquired Roche Vitamins in 2003 and since then the Dalry site has continued to expand and modernize, becoming a strategic hub for the development of DSM’s complete range of vitamin C product forms.