Azelis opens new innovation center to bolster position in Mexico’s food ingredients market

Mexico – Azelis is seeking to strengthen its position in Mexico’s food ingredients and specialty chemical markets with the opening of a new full-service innovation center in Mexico City.  According to a report by FoodBev, Azelis-owned Megafarma will be responsible for the innovation center featuring five industry-specific application labs for Food, Pharma, Plastics, Personal Care and CASE (coatings, adhesives, sealants, elastomers).  Azelis says that application labs will provide custom formulations, product development, regulatory compliance, problem-solving, and sales support to these dynamic and constantly evolving market segments.  The center will also host virtual and live customer seminars, interactive formulation workshops, and hands-on technical training…

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Kerry expands presence in Latin America with new taste facility in Mexico

MEXICO – Kerry, a multinational food ingredients company based in Ireland, has announced the opening of a new taste facility in Irapuato, Mexico, as it looks to strengthen its position in the Latin American market. According to Kerry, the new facility is expected to significantly expand the company’s offerings across a range of food and beverage categories, including refreshing and alcoholic drinks, snacks, meat, dairy and bakery. The facility is expected to primarily serve Kerry’s customers in Mexico, Central America, the Caribbean and the Andean region. According to Marcelo Marques,…

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Food equipment supplier Heat and Control builds new facility in Mexico to expand manufacturing capabilities

MEXICO – Heat and Control, Inc., a world-leading equipment manufacturer and food/non-food processing industry supplier, has started construction of a new manufacturing facility in Mexico. The facility which is expected to cover an area of  728,554 sq. ft. (67,685 sq. m)  will become the largest of the Heat and Control properties once fully completed and operational. It will boast of a number of state-of-the-art facilities including a warehouse, manufacturing, R&D and demonstration center, and offices. According to the company, the manufacturing area is expected to have a footprint of 246,041…

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SIG to build US$48m plant in Mexico to support continued growth in North America

MEXICO – Switzerland-based aseptic carton packaging manufacturer, SIG Combibloc, has announced that it will invest around €40 million (about US$48 million) to construct a new production plant in Queretaro, Mexico. This is in an effort to support the company’s continued growth in North America. The facility is expected to open in the first quarter of 2023, creating around 200 jobs. It will particularly enable the company to establish “state-of-the-art” production capabilities for the printing, cutting and finishing of carton packs. SIG says the new facility will also bring it closer…

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Palsgaard opens new facility in Mexico to meet rising customer demands in Latin America

MEXICO – Palsgaard,  the world’s only full-service emulsifier and stabiliser company,  has opened a new Mexican facility in San Luís Potosí to better position it for continuing growth and in responding to the demands and requests of our customers in Mexico and Latin America. The new 65,000 m2 facility houses offices, common areas, factory, temperature controlled warehouses and state-of-the-art application centres within bakery, confectionery, dairy, ice cream, lipids and meat. With the new facility, Palsgaard says its application teams will welcome customers, either virtually or in person to help test…

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Mexican dairy company Grupo Lala bows out of Costa Rica after a 4-year stint

MEXICO – Grupo Lala, a leading Mexican dairy company, has announced that it will shut down its operation in Costa Rica in an effort to refocus time and resources to its key markets. The shut down of operations and exit from the Costa Rican market comes just four years after the Mexican dairy company launched operations through a strategic alliance with Costa Rica’s Florida Ice and Farm (Fifco) and Coopeleche. In mid-2019, Lala acquired the milk brand Mú! owned by Fifco and both companies maintained a cordial relationship. Although Grupo…

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