ITALY – Brenntag Food & Nutrition has opened a new state-of-the-art site in Padua, Italy dedicated entirely to the application, creation, development, production and distribution of food ingredients and solutions.
Brenntag said that the brand-new location housing operational and administrative workplaces and executive offices incorporating Chimab Spa will also offer innovative and efficient logistics system.
The new site has a state-of-the-art Food Application and Development Centre with dedicated areas for wide application areas.
The Centre will service the customers seeking solutions for bakery & bread, convenience food, ready meals, soups & sauces, meat, poultry and fish, dairy & ice cream, functional food, food supplements and dietetic foods.
According to the German ingredient supplier, the Food Application & Development Centre is equipped with pilot plants and modern devices able to scale up industrial production processes and to develop cutting-edge ingredient solutions.
This will enable the Brenntag Food & Nutrition experts to create formulations tailored to the customers’ needs with the aim of creating marketable products that deliver in line with current and future market trends.
“The Padua site is a great example of the commitment that Brenntag is making towards the future of our growing Food & Nutrition business,” says Tom Corcoran, Vice President Brenntag Food & Nutrition Group.
“We are expanding our assets and capabilities to further meet our customers’ needs aligned to developing consumer trends.”
“The new site in Padua will offer our customers and suppliers not only in Italy, but throughout EMEA new possibilities,” explains Frank Haven, Vice President Brenntag Food & Nutrition EMEA.
“It will enable us to spread the expertise we have at our dedicated site throughout our region using state-of-the art equipment and facilities. We want to create innovative food formulations to make our business partners ‘Sense the difference’.”
The new logistics department will manage goods storage, handling and picking in an automated facility with SSCC system (identification of logistics units).
Brenntag further explains that the production is equipped with six mixers, divided into five segregated areas to exclude cross contamination and allergen risk.
It is connected directly to the state-of-the-art logistics department, which is strategically located in the district of Interporto, Padua, an important distribution hub.
“This project achieves the ambition of housing Brenntag Food & Nutrition Italy in one single place,” states Ignazio Vullo, Regional President Europe South & President Italy.
“Thanks to this, we are now able to provide even better specialized technical support, commercial assistance and service excellence, delivering a complete partnership with our business partners in Italy from a single origin.”