Gelnex expands production capacity with fifth gelatin manufacturing plant

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09 Oct 2017 --- Gelnex has announced the construction of a new plant in the state of Mato Grosso (Brazil). The project, fully established within the company’s long-term growth plan, has as its main goal an extension of its production capacity, from the current 28,000 metric tons a year to 35,000 metric tons a year.

The project was launched in the second half of 2015 and the construction of the new factory unit began in mid-2016. According to the company, the decision to build another plant in Brazil, and, more specifically, in the state of Mato Grosso, is mainly due to the following facts: Brazil is the largest gelatin and hydrolyzed collagen producer in the world; its total production should surpass 65 metric tons in 2017; Additionally, it has the largest growth potential for raw material availability. The state of Mato Grosso has the largest bovine cattle livestock and the highest swine livestock growth rate. Besides, it stands out for its highly professional livestock activity. 

Applications of gelatin or collagen peptides products are manifold, and the consumption is growing mainly through the hydrolyzed collagen market, whose growth rate has exceeded two digits per year. It is important to note that the all Gelatin production is limited by the availability of the raw material and Gelnex's growth strategy has been to monitor the growth in the availability of raw material and collecting every additional volume available. This project was launched in the second half of 2015; the construction of the new factory unit began in mid-2016. According to the company, the decision to build another plant in Brazil, and, more specifically, in the state of Mato Grosso (MT), is mainly due to the following facts: 

Brazil is the largest gelatin and hydrolyzed collagen producer in the world; its total production should surpass 65 MT in 2017; Additionally, it has the largest growth potential for raw material availability. 

The state of Mato Grosso has the largest bovine cattle livestock and the highest swine livestock growth rate. Besides, it stands out for its highly professional livestock activity.

Gelnex currently has four plants dedicated to the production of gelatin, and one factory unit dedicated to the production of hydrolyzed collagen. These plants are strategically located next to the main swine and bovine raw material production centers in three regions of Brazil: Itá (SC), Nazário (GO) and Araguaína (TO). This allows Gelnex to work with the fresher raw material, which enables the production of high-quality products.  

Gelnex’s share in the global market has regularly and consistently been growing. In August, one exportation record was reached, and then broken in September.  For the first time, the company’s gelatin and hydrolyzed collagen dispatches (the total sum of local market sales and exportations), exceeded 2,400 tons. Gelnex projects that, by the end of 2017, the company will have grown by 15 percent in comparison to 2016.  Gelnex is currently among the world’s four biggest gelatin manufacturers and is present in over 50 countries. Gelnex credits its consistent growth mostly to its transparency and respect towards suppliers and customers. 
 

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