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Dulcesol Group to expand plant in Algeria

Valencia / ES. (dcs) Spain’s Dulcesol Group, manufacturer of a variety of foodstuffs, takes another step in its commitment to foreign growth, which saw the 2014 construction of a plant in Sig. It plans to expand production capacity with a new range, in a move that will witness the company’s first manufacturing plant outside of Spain. Inauguration is scheduled for less than a year from now, in January 2019.

With the launch of this line, which will be added to the two currently available- dedicated to magdalenas (muffins) and cakes – the company is cementing its leadership status in the Algerian market.

In accordance with Dulcesol Group’s strategy, the range to be launched will focus on the production of brioche-type fermented doughs, with different fillings (cream, chocolate, chocolate chips etc.) and which will be marketed in this country under the brand Dulcesol. An investment of around 5 million EUR is forecast to set up the plant, in addition to the 13 million EUR already set aside to build the factory.

When the new line is fully operational, the Algerian plant will add 20 more members to its present workforce of 125 people, while its production capacity will increase from the current 1’300 kilograms per hour of finished product to 1’850 kilograms per hour.

In the words of the CEO Rafael Juan, «Some of the products we will make are subject to very stable levels of demand, a factor which, along with the difficulties of exporting to Algeria, has led us to opt for local production».

The Valencian company is undertaking an ambitious international expansion plan which has seen its presence established in 46 countries. Its 46.16 million EUR turnover in the international market represents almost 14.5 percent of the group’s business. The main purchasers of its products are Algeria, France, Italy, Morocco, Portugal and the United Kingdom.

Dulcesol Group (Gandia, Valencia), a 100 percent family-owned manufacturer of different foodstuffs, and leader – in terms of volume – of the baked goods and pastry sector in Spain, has a history that stretches back over 60 years.