Limagrain Ingredients' factory Arques, France
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Committed for more than 30 years to the Clean Label approach, Limagrain Ingredients, a European leader in functional flours, is significantly developing its production capacity.

Functional flours are the result of a synergy between Limegrain Ingredients' cereal expertise, via varietal selection, and the expertise of their hydro-thermal processes. Their 100 percent Clean Label range is an alternative to thickeners and starches, to bring a Clean Label texture to ready meals, soups, breads, pastries, dairy products with a simple "flour" declaration.

With an investment of more than nine million euros in its site of Arques, in Northern France, and 20 months of work, Limagrain Ingredients has extended the existing buildings and installed a new line that will enable the production of almost 15,000 tons of functional flours.

This new industrial line is not just a simple "third line", it enables them to reach levels of quality, product consistency and food safety that meet the current and future demands in the agro-industry.

Limagrain Ingredients can meet the expectations of the agro-industry with total flexibility and naturalness, particularly in terms of gluten-free and allergen-free ingredients, with optimum microbiological characteristics, ultra-controlled particle size, and 0 dust for some products.

This new installation ensures increased safety for their employees.

Gaetan Demon, Plant Director said, "Beyond these few figures, I would describe the completion of this project as a real "tour de force".

Given the financial context of the project, the imperatives of the construction deadlines, the sanitary context, as well as the maintenance of the current production 365 days a year, 24/7 throughout the construction work, there were many challenges to be taken up.

This new line was inaugurated on 7 October, 2020 and will develop Limagrain Ingredients' functional flours activity, reaching an annual volume of 45,000 tons a year, in order to provide better support for their European industrial customers in their progress, particularly in terms of Clean Label initiatives.

Visit the Limagrain Ingredients website, HERE.

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