Jungbunzlauer takes over Ingredion facility

13 Jul 2015

Since the citric acid manufacturing facility in Port Colborne, Canada, was inaugurated in 2002 Jungbunzlauer says that its long standing supplier, Ingredion, has supplied all glucose needs from its neighbouring facility. By the end of 2015, Jungbunzlauer said it will take full ownership of the Ingredion facility after it has been reconfigured to a dedicated […]

Jungbunzlauer takes over Ingredion facility

mountie-hat-9404075Since the citric acid manufacturing facility in Port Colborne, Canada, was inaugurated in 2002 Jungbunzlauer says that its long standing supplier, Ingredion, has supplied all glucose needs from its neighbouring facility. By the end of 2015, Jungbunzlauer said it will take full ownership of the Ingredion facility after it has been reconfigured to a dedicated production site of corn-based glucose for fermentation purposes.

For Jungbunzlauer, the step of securing a fully vertically integrated supply chain for the production of citric acid and tri sodium citrate in Port Colborne is at the core of its strategy, the company said. While the past “over-the-fence” supply arrangement between Ingredion and Jungbunzlauer has been functioning very well for many years, ull integration will create opportunities to further strengthen the efficiency and sustainability footprint of the overall Port Colborne facility through focus and optimisation, Jungbunzlauer said, enhancing its competitive position servicing customers from Canada in primarily North America, Latin America and Asia-Pacific.

The integration of the fermentation plant and the glucose plant will bring the total number of employees of Jungbunzlauer Canada in Port Colborne up to around 110.