The investment includes one of the largest ultra-cold storages in the US as well as pelletizing production rooms.
The new Madison facilities are expected to go into operation in August 2010 to meet the growing US demand for frozen Direct Vat Inoculants (DVI) cultures at the highest quality standard.
The investment is part of the recently announced $90 million that will be invested by Danisco to expand its cultures capacity worldwide.
“In addition to the capacity expansion, this investment will deeply remodel our Madison site. It will allow us to optimize production and logistics flows using best-in-class food safety standards and improve overall working conditions”, comments Eloi Fontaine, Madison Plant Manager.
The planned expansion will increase the surface of the Madison manufacturing site by nearly a third with a new shipping area, offices, maintenance shop, as well as the new storage and pelletizing area.
Originally founded in 1906 by A.J. Marschall, Danisco’s site in Madison currently employs over 150 employees and supplies the food and supplement market with frozen and freezedried cultures, antioxidants, colours and flavour enzymes.
Danisco is one of the world leaders in cultures and currently has industrial operations in Germany, France, Poland, the US and China.