Prepared Foods attended a ribbon cutting ceremony for Diana Food’s new chicken processing facility near Commerce, Ga. Several executives from Symrise AG and Diana Food delivered presentations at the ceremony.
“This advantageous location in the USA’s well-developed agricultural South-East enables us to strategically grow on the market for natural and sustainable food ingredients. With the new site in Georgia we show that we consistently implement our investment program. For example, only a couple of weeks ago, also in the USA, we have opened a plant for cosmetic ingredients in Charleston, South Carolina. The expansion of our capacities is and continues to be an important growth factor. We are strengthening our competitiveness for the traditionally largest market in our industry. In addition, we are strategically developing our backwards integration focusing on agriculturally produced raw materials. By working closely with our farmers, we are ensuring high product quality and deliverability,’ said Dr. Heinz-Jürgen Bertram, CEO of Symrise AG, in a related press release.
The plant will manufacture products for the business units Food Ingredients, Symrise Flavor and Pet Food. Symrise’s customers use natural ingredients, for example, in culinary applications as well as in premium pet food. Symrise aims to continue its growth in the US market for natural food ingredients and wants to successively expand the site in Georgia until 2020.