French ingredient specialist Activ'Inside is set to invest €12 million in a contract manufacturing factory in Beychac and Caillau (Gironde), France.
Building on its success and the expertise it has acquired in the scientific, analytical, regulatory and marketing fields, the company is now looking to accelerate its development by offering a 360° service from scientifically validated ingredients to customised dietary supplements.
"We have noticed an evolution of our customers' requests for a while now. While they used to ask us for innovative and effective ingredients to formulate, they are now requesting for complete support from the choices of ingredients to the realisation of the finished product, all with a marketing perspective and regulatory validation. These customers’ needs are the reasoning behind Activ'Inside Manufacturing,” said Benoit Lemaire, Co-Founder.
A factory reflecting Activ'Inside
Activ'Inside has built its reputation on strong promises: premium quality, scientific expertise, local origins. And it is through these promises that the Activ'inside manufacturing project was conceived.
A new building with a surface area of 3200m² is currently under construction and will be completed during the first half of 2023. Located in Beychac et Caillau (20km from Bordeaux), the factory will be 500m from the company’s headquarters.
It will consist of an application laboratory with equipment allowing teams to develop, analyse and control the quality of products under optimal conditions.
It will house various production lines:
- Premixing (weighing, mixing, grinding, sieving, bulk packaging)
- Manufacturing of gummies (pectin based), capsules
- Packaging: in pillboxes, sticks and doypac
All the equipment selected is top-of-the-range, fabricated in Europe and of pharmaceutical-grade.
The production facility integrates state-of-the-art production technologies for dry galenic forms and gummies in a controlled and monitored environment 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
This industrial facility will allow the company to develop quality food supplements that are made in France under safe and optimum conditions.
A factory committed to Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)
With a pledge to the CSR commitment, Activ'Inside’s development activities have adopted a sustainable framework both in terms of environmental impact and its social policy.
"The construction of the site was designed to limit environmental impact and achieve a high level of energy performance of the building, particularly through an innovative heat recovery system. In addition, we are equipping ourselves with hi-tech industrial equipment in terms of the environment, such as a production line dedicated to manufacture gummies (with a low water consumption). Future installations of a 1,000m² photovoltaic panels are also planned in order to achieve auto-consumption of the electricity produced,” said Rey.
“Lastly, further approach will be taken in regards to the factory's operations, such as the eco-design of products and the waste management plan,” added Rey.
An SME that recruits
The commencement of an industrial project often leads to job creation. The company, which has already experienced strong growth in recent years (it has doubled its workforce in 3 years) by reaching 60 employees, has many positions to be filled in order to support the inaugural of the factory:
This project is intended to create 15 jobs on site within the next 2 years.
"This ambitious project would not have been possible without the support of our shareholders, Aquiti Gestion and Bpi France, the France Relance program of Bpi and the ERDF as well as FEDER (Fonds Européen de Développement Régional) proposed by the Nouvelle Aquitaine Region,” said David Gaudout, Co-Founder.