CHINA – MANE, one of the worldwide leaders in the fragrance and flavor design industry, has inaugurated a new factory located in Pinghu, Zhejiang, positioning itself to meet the demands of the Chinese market while continuing to provide high-quality products.
The new plant is one of MANE’s largest production bases worldwide and will provide a strong impetus for the development of the flavors market in China and surrounding regions.
The large-scale and technologically advanced production base covers over 67,000 square meters and has been designed with an annual production capacity of 15,600 tons and is expected to reach full production by the end of the year.
MANE China projects the factory to generate a production value of 220 million RMB (€28 million) in its first year and an annual output value of 700 million RMB (€90 million) once it reaches full capacity.
CCI France Chine General Manager Caroline Penard said: “This new factory built in Pinghu is a shining example of the immense potential of Sino-French collaboration, symbolizing the convergence of professional knowledge and entrepreneurial spirit from both countries.”
The investment in China by the French flavors and fragrances manufacturer follows the opening of its biggest manufacturing facility in India.
Built on 50 acres of land, the new facility in Byadgi, the main growing belt for colorful chili varieties, will fall under the Indian government’s Make-In-India program.
The completely eco-friendly site is part of the company’s strategy of moving manufacturing facilities closer to growing regions.
In addition to chilies, the Byadgi facility can also process a wide variety of raw materials, including rosemary and other spices.
The continuous extraction facility and the modern technologies incorporated will maximize process efficiency.
Additionally, the facility contains a supercritical fluid extraction plant that uses carbon dioxide as an extraction medium, a much greener process, and is organic-compliant.
The facility is also equipped with a zero-waste management system. All biomass generated during production is converted to fuel for boilers, and gas generated from effluent treatment is used in the canteen. The water from effluent treatment is used for irrigation purposes.
Jean Mane, MANE Group President said the project will quadruple the company’s production capacity and increase direct employment by 50%.
“The new facility will generate indirect employment opportunities for more than 10,000 people, including farmers across four states–Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, and Kerala. Interestingly, the new plant occupies just one-third of the land it sits on, making future expansion more likely,” he stated.