Essen-Ruhr / DE. (bag) Brenntag Food + Nutrition has opened a new state-of-the-art site in Padua, Italy; a brand-new location housing operational and administrative workplaces and executive offices incorporating Chimab Spa. This modern centre is dedicated entirely to the application, creation, development, production and distribution of food ingredients and solutions, in combination with an innovative and efficient logistics system. «The Padua site is a great example of the commitment that Brenntag AG is making towards the future of our growing Food + Nutrition business. We are expanding our assets and capabilities to further meet our customers’ needs aligned to developing consumer trends,» says Tom Corcoran, Vice President Brenntag Food + Nutrition Group.
The brand-new production area and logistics department are located on the ground floor. On the first floor there are offices and meeting rooms as well as the state-of-the-art Food Application and Development Centre with dedicated areas for Bakery + Bread, Convenience Food, Ready Meals, Soups + Sauces, Meat, Poultry and Fish, Dairy + Ice Cream, Functional Food, Food Supplements and Dietetic Foods. The Food Application + Development Centre is equipped with pilot plants and modern devices able to scale up industrial production processes and to develop cutting-edge ingredient solutions. Here the Brenntag Food + Nutrition experts create formulations tailored to the customers’ needs with the aim of creating marketable products that deliver in line with current and future market trends.
«The new site in Padua will offer our customers and suppliers not only in Italy, but throughout EMEA new possibilities. It will enable us to spread the expertise we have at our dedicated site throughout our region using state-of-the art equipment and facilities. We want to create innovative food formulations to make our business partners ‘Sense the difference’,» explains Frank Haven, Vice President Brenntag Food + Nutrition EMEA.
The new logistics department will manage goods storage, handling and picking in an automated facility with SSCC system (identification of logistics units). The production is equipped with six mixers, divided into five segregated areas to exclude cross contamination and allergen risk. It is connected directly to the state-of-the-art logistics department, which is strategically located in the district of Interporto, Padua, an important distribution hub. «This project achieves the ambition of housing Brenntag Food + Nutrition Italy in one single place. Thanks to this, we are now able to provide even better specialized technical support, commercial assistance and service excellence, delivering a complete partnership with our business partners in Italy from a single origin,» states Ignazio Vullo, Regional President Europe South + President Italy.