Due to continued strong demand for natural colors in the global food industry Chr. Hansen has extended two key food coloring production plants - one in South America, one in Europe.
Chr. Hansen has inaugurated a new and improved color production facility in Lima, Peru. The plant which will be a key production and sourcing platform in South America will produce red carmine color for various food applications.
Also, Chr. Hansen’s production plant in Avedoere, Denmark, which includes one of the world’s largest facilities for production of natural colors, has been upgraded to continue to meet our customers’ demands as well as optimize the energy consumption and improve the working environment for the production staff. The Danish plant specializes in production of natural colors in yellow, red, green and white shades.
“Nothing indicates that the current trend of replacing synthetic colors with natural colors in the global food industry will ease off in the near future. The extended Avedoere and Lima facilities give us the opportunity to continue to increase production while at the same time improving our production economy, and easing the work for the plant staff,” says Stéphane Carladous, Senior Director, Product Supply & Color Sourcing, Colors & Blends Division.
In the financial year 2009/10 organic growth in Chr. Hansen’s Colors & Blends Division was 29%. This performance continued into the first half of 2010/11 where organic growth for the division increased by 52%.
Chr. Hansen is a global bioscience company that develops natural ingredient solutions for the food, nutritional, pharmaceutical and agricultural industries. The products include cultures, enzymes, probiotics and natural colors, and all solutions are based on strong research and development competencies coupled with significant technology investments. Revenue in the 2013/14 financial year was EUR 756 million. The company holds a leading market position in all its divisions: Cultures & Enzymes, Health & Nutrition and Natural Colors. It has more than 2,500 dedicated employees in over 30 countries and main production facilities in Denmark, France, USA and Germany. Chr. Hansen was founded in 1874 and is listed on NASDAQ OMX Copenhagen.