Food ingredients company IMCD inaugurates pilot plant for meat, seafood and plant-based analogues in Thailand

THAILAND – Netherland-based distributor of speciality food ingredients and flavours IMCD has inaugurated a new pilot plant for meat, seafood and plant-based analogues in Thailand, to better support customers in the Asia Pacific region.

Founded in 1995, IMCD has grown over time, expanding its foot print first in Europe then to the rest of the World.

25 years after it was first formed, IMCD boasts of a global footprint that spans over 50 countries in 6 continents and can confidently boast of being a global leader in formulation and distribution of speciality ingredients for the food industry.

With the new facility in Bangkok, the company says that customers will benefit from ‘best-in-class’ equipment that will enable swift development of complex ingredient formulations.

IMCD says that customers will also reportedly have access to an experienced technical team with ‘in-depth’ regional knowledge, that can provide insights on local markets.

The pilot plant will provide a site for ingredients testing and co-creating products, and its major focus will be on reducing the development time for new solutions.

The recent pilot plant in Thailand comes two years after IMCD inaugurated a new food and nutrition application laboratory at its facility in Hürth, Germany back in 2018.

IMCD had then said that the facility was developed in response to a need to enhance its ability to support the technical needs of customers.

IMCD also recently announced that it has successfully signed an agreement to acquire the personal care business of Ejder Kimya İlaç Danışmanlık Sanayi ve Ticaret A.Ş. (“Ejder Kimya”).

Commenting on the acquisition, Aylin Zakuto, Managing Director IMCD Turkey, said: “This acquisition is a solid step to strengthen IMCD Turkey’s footprint in the personal care market in line with IMCD’s global growth strategy.

“Adding Ejder Kimya’s personal care market expertise and extensive portfolio to IMCD will expand our offered solutions to customers and accelerate the growth of our suppliers in the personal care market”.

The closing of the transaction is subject to customary closing conditions and regulatory approval and is expected to take place in early January 2021.

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