Alland & Robert to invest $12.9m in plant expansion

29-Oct-2020

The facility is scheduled to open towards the end of 2022

The expansion of Alland & Robert’s plant is planned to start in 2021, covering an area of 8,000 m2 which will double the plant surface. There will be a global production unit in order to increase the company’s acacia gum production capacity.

This strong investment reflects the company’s success, it says. Its now exporting natural gums to more than 70 countries today. Alland & Robert said: “Acacia gum responds to today’s consumer trends: it is an organic ingredient by nature whose harvest in Africa is carried out in an ethical and sustainable manner. Acacia gum is also very interesting for the formulation of vegetarian and vegan products which are prized by consumers today.”

“This new investment comes on top of the € 3 million already invested in 2020 and 2021 to improve our existing production facilities,” said Frédéric Alland, President of Alland & Robert.

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“We are happy the Covid-19 crisis hasn’t slowed down our project: for 2020, we estimate our turnover should increase by approximately 8 %. It was 45 million euros in 2019.”

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