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AAK Insight Magazine nr 2 2016

AAK to open its state-of-the-art factory in Brazil Two years ago, AAK announced that it would construct a new speciality and semi-speciality edible oils factory in Jundiaí, Brazil. Although the company already had a wellestablished business in Uruguay, particularly within Chocolate & Confectionery, increased production capabilities in the strategically important South American market were necessary for AAK to pursue its global growth strategy. The opening of the plant, which is sure to be a point of reference in the regional market, is confirmed for next month. With the Jundiaí plant in operation, AAK will take a major step forward in its global growth strategy and it will bring the company closer to its customers in yet another key market. The fully automated, multioil and multi-process plant, which will have an initial production capacity of 100,000 MT per year, opens up various business possibilities in a wide range of applications, and will further strengthen AAK’s position as a very important supplier of vegetable oils and fats in the Brazilian market.   Ten years ago, AAK began operating with its Cocoa Butter Alternatives line in the region and today the company is a leader within that market. Based on that experience, AAK will not only maintain the level of excellence in its existing products and services but also expand its operations in other markets.   All the processes needed to produce oil, including deodorization, fractionation, hydrogenation and interesterification, will be present in the new unit, always using the best technology in each stage of the process.   The plant has been constructed to ensure that food safety standards are met and that the risk of cross contamination is eliminated.   The infrastructure and layout of the new plant has been designed to provide the best prerequisites for AAK’s customers and it includes, among other things, a state-of-the-art Customer Innovation Center. AAK’s new plant in Brazil Located in Jundiaí, São Paulo Annual production capacity of 100,000 MT Temperature-controlled warehouse Food safety standards and certifications: – Completely closed building, access controlled – ISO 9001, FSSC 22000, Sedex, RSPO


AAK Insight Magazine nr 2 2016
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