Capol enhances its Canadian facilities with new confectionery handling line
German-based Capol, which specialises in anti-sticking, glazing and sealing agents for the confectionery industry, has expanded operations with a new production line at its site in St Hubert, Canada, reports Neill Barston.
The company, which is a Business Unit of Freudenberg Chemical Specialities, Munich, explained to Confectionery Production that its enhanced facility, which was unveiled this week, will further strengthen its existing customer supply base for its North American market.
As Capol revealed, the St Hubert site has been part of the group since the acquisition of Colarôme Inc. in 2017, with local production facilities primarily dedicated to the manufacturing of natural colour pigments in a patented process. The improved facilities will enable anti-sticking agents, glazing and sealing agents will be produced there as well.
The newly created production line in Saint Hubert marks the second production site for Capol’s confectionery surface treatment products, adding to the facilities at headquarters in Elmshorn, Germany, which has been its base since the company was founded in 1975.
“Offering our customers an even further improved service is important to us”, explains Christian Hauk, Chief Executive Officer at Capol GmbH. The additional production facilities in Canada will help us to react even more quickly and more flexibly to our North American customers’ needs.”
Furthermore, Capol customers will soon benefit from enhanced supply chain security due to the two separately operating production sites. In terms of sustainability, the establishment of the second production line will provide further significant long-term advantages.
Alongside efficiency gains through using modern, energy-efficient technologies, additional positive effects are expected particularly by making major parts of the transatlantic product transport redundant.
Capol’s present range of products are marketed under the branding of its own name, as well as series known as Capolex and Fix Gum. Its innovations are implemented using advanced manufacturing equipment. It offers global supply through subsidiaries, agents and distributors and has a workforce of 100 people. Since 2013, it is part of Freudenberg Chemical Specialities, Munich, a Business Group of the German multi-technology company, Freudenberg, Weinheim.