April 23, 2010
MILWAUKEESensient Technologies Corp. announced plans to add to its natural color capabilities by investing $16 million at its Color Group headquarters site in St. Louis. Sensient will build an additional 25,000-sq.-ft. facility dedicated wholly to natural colors production. The building will include new equipment for natural color emulsions, dispersions and liquid colors.
This is the latest in a planned series of investments to expand Sensient's natural color global capabilities. Previous investments include an increase in emulsion capability in Hamburg, Germany, a brand new facility in Guangzhou, China, and expanded capacity in anthocyanins in Reggio Emilia, Italy. These natural color investments will total more than $50 million.
Kenneth P. Manning, chairman and CEO of Sensient Technologies Corp., said: "This major new investment emphasizes the growing importance of natural colors for food and beverages. The trend towards natural colors is accelerating, and this new manufacturing plant will further promote the conversion to natural colors by large food and beverage manufacturers. Our natural color investments ensure that we will remain in the forefront of the industry with state-of-the-art facilities and cutting-edge technologies."
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