BIORIGIN, a transnational company based in Brazil that produces natural ingredients for foods and feeds, announced that it will start an expansion of its unit in Quata, Brazil, this month, with the goal of doubling its production capacity.
With investments of around $120 million, the expansion plan includes the fermentation, pure culture, autolysis and drying sectors. The expansion is expected to be completed in 2014.
According to Biorigin general director Mario Steinmetz, "This investment will allow Biorigin to continue its process of sustainable growth in the market of food and feed ingredients as well as to innovate in products and services, as we have done during the last 10 years.
"This expansion initiative was brought about by positive market perspectives and by health and wellness market trends of an increasing search for natural ingredients. Moreover, we have a production model that allows the traceability of the ingredients applied. In addition, we use renewable energy sources that supply the requirements of sustainability," Steinmetz said.
Biorigin has production units in Brazil and the U.S. and is a business unit of Zilor, a leading sugar and alcohol producer in Brazil.