SOUTH AFRICA – In2food, a premium prepared food and beverage business in South Africa has expanded its production capacity with the construction of the new 4500m² facility located in the Benoni Multipark, adjacent to In2food Benoni South Africa.
The newly built facility features production lines for potato crisps, extruded shapes, air popped products and popcorn.
The company eyes both the national and international market following the opening of the state-of-the-art facility which has a wide range of capabilities.
“Our in2food project team really cracked this one with dynamic planning and room to showcase advanced food manufacturing technology, increase capacity, touchless features, sustainability with energy and water saving investments to promote practices that reduce its carbon footprint,” excitedly stated In2food.
Keeping in mind the wellbeing of its colleagues in a bid to promote physical activity and healthy lifestyle, the factory has an outdoor multi-functional gymnasium, dining area, showering facilities, noise reduction office space, medical center and an advanced training & education facility.
“Our in2food project team really cracked this one with dynamic planning and room to showcase advanced food manufacturing technology, increase capacity, touchless features, sustainability with energy and water saving investments to promote practices that reduce its carbon footprint.”In2food
In2Food opened US$28.5m world-class production facility in 2019
The company has not revealed the actual value of the investment, but the new launch follow’s In2food Group opening the R400-million (US$28.5m), 22 708 m2 factory in 2019.
Located on 3.5 ha of land on the northern precinct of the OR Tambo International Airport Special Economic Zone (SEZ), it is one of the largest fresh food factories in the world.
The facility has many environmentally friendly initiatives, such as – the sustainable waste management processes, draws water from four boreholes, has a water recycling capability and storage capacity to curb the use of the much-needed municipal water and a CO2 refrigeration plant.
Energy conservation is one of the impressive features of the site with 8000m² of solar panels which produce 25% of the energy needs.
Also, natural gas is used to run the boilers, staff kitchens as well as the ablution geysers.
In2food has also been innovatively expanding its product range as it recently launched Kombucha batch brew tea, naturally fermented with Symbiotic Culture of Bacteria and Yeast (SCOBY).
The drink comes in different flavours i.e., Ceylon tea kombucha with raspberry, Rooibos tea kombucha, Rooibos kombucha with beetroot and Green tea kombucha with apple, ginger and lemon.
The birth of In2food
Two successful companies, Interfruit and Lombardi Foods, stepped out from common paths to amalgamate.
These companies, both home-grown in South Africa, with a mutual pursuit of excellence in prepared food products and having common values and a shared vision, gave birth in 2010, to the company known today as In2food!
Interfruit was a wholesaler of fruits and vegetables in the country, while Lombardi Foods was the leading supplier of prepared and packaged foods to Woolworths, who until to date In2food partners with.
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