Mane of France sets up flavour innovation centre in Hyderabad | India News


HYDERABAD: French flavours and fragrances manufacturer Mane on Tuesday opened its new flavour innovation centre in Hyderabad that has been set up at an investment of Euro 3 million (approx 25 crore).
The innovation centre, which is spread over 13,900 sq ft in Hitech City area, will focus on end-to-end flavour development to cater to the food & beverage market in India and other Asia Pacific markets, the company said.
The new centre will have two divisions — sweet and savoury. While the sweet division will cater to bakery, dairy, confectionery and beverages, the savoury division will have three key segments — snacks, culinary and frozen food.
The new facility currently houses a team of about 60 technical directors, creators, flavourists, application teams and lab assistants.
Mane Group chairman Jean Mane said India, which accounts for nearly 8% of the group’s global revenues of Euro 1.5 billion, is key to the group’s future growth as it is also a major procurement centre for spices which is why it has drawn up a $45 million investment plan to expand capacities over the next three years.
This includes expansion of its continuous chilli extraction capacities in Karnataka and Kerala and specialty chemicals manufacturing facility in Athivaram in Andhra Pradesh.
The company has already set up a 2000 tonnes per annum liquid flavours and fragrances manufacturing hub in Dahej, Gujarat, recently, and is now planning to expand its seasonings manufacturing capacities in Hyderabad, Mane India managing director Sumit Dasgupta said.
The company has a 2000-2500 tpa seasonings facility at Dundigal but is unable to expand the unit as it sits along the ORR which is why it is looking to set up a greenfield facility in the vicinity of Medchal, he added.

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