Food coatings specialist Bowman Ingredients has announced an £8million investment in a new European manufacturing facility. The UK business is expanding global production to meet increased demand and serve its growing customer base of food manufacturers across Europe.
The purpose-built manufacturing facility will be located in Bielany, Wroclaw, Poland, benefiting from excellent transport links. It will feature a state-of-the-art blending plant, R&D facility, customer presentation suite, and warehousing, mirroring the standards and capabilities of Bowman Ingredients’ UK site.
Bowman Ingredients CEO Rory Bowman says:
“Our new European manufacturing plant will further strengthen our global supply chain, support our customer portfolio and enable us to access new markets. The new production facility will enhance local response times and add extra capacity and contingency to ensure we continue to meet increasing demand from Europe.”
Global company, local solution
The senior team have already been recruited and have been training in the UK. The new manufacturing facility is due to be operational from the end of April 2020, ready to service both new and existing customers.
Bowman Ingredients is an international market leader in the development and production of food coatings for the retail and foodservice sectors. As well as its company headquarters and main manufacturing base in the UK, the firm has an £8M UK site dedicated to dairy, egg and gluten-free production. Bowman Ingredients also has manufacturing sites in South Africa, Thailand and Australia.
The firm supplies leading food manufacturers in 20 countries worldwide with an innovative portfolio of food coatings. These include gluten-free crumb and Free From coatings, breadcrumbs, batter mixes, pre-dusts and dry-mix marinades for convenience foods such as chicken, fish and vegetable products.