Nigay invests €20m in second production site

Caramel supplier Nigay Company is investing €20 million in a second production facility in northern France.

The facility, which will be dedicated to the production of caramels for the food industry, will be situated in the heart of a transformation area of agricultural raw materials used for the manufacture of its products (sucrose extracted from sugar beet and glucose syrups made from wheat and maize starch. Being closer to the English Channel and the North Sea ports will represent a new strategic asset for the commercialisation of the company’s caramels, it says.

Nigay president Henri Nigay and CEO Yves Nigay, explain, “This carefully thought project will allow us to support the growth of our company. The new production plant will benefit from the greater experience of our 162-year-old historical site located in Feurs. It will aim to be the most efficient, the most environmentally friendly and the less energy consuming possible.

“We wish to reiterate our approach and obtain the following certifications: ISO 9001 (Quality Management), ISO 14001 (Environment), ISO 50001 (Energy), FSSC 22000 (Food Safety), OHSAS 18001 (People Safety).”

Production is scheduled to start in 2019 and will create around 20 jobs.

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