WILD Flavors and Specialty Ingredients on path to growth - Expanding sites in Berlin and Valencia

Zug (Switzerland), Heidelberg-Eppelheim, February 24, 2014. WILD Flavors and Specialty Ingredients is expanding its facilities in Berlin and Valencia. These investments contribute to job opportunities and employee retention as well as the future of WILD Flavors and Specialty Ingredients as these locations are important stepping stones for further growth.

Late last year, WILD Flavors and Specialty Ingredients, a leading global manufacturer of natural ingredients for the food and beverage industry, purchased land from the real-estate company, Liegenschaftsfonds Berlin. The property totals approximately 6,500 m² and is located on the Spree river, directly adjacent to the company grounds. Thomas Eller, Managing Director WILD Flavors and Specialty Ingredients, says, “We have successfully acquired the last free space near our company so we can continue to grow. The decision to make this purchase signals a clear commitment to our location here in Germany's capital city, and it protects jobs.” At first, the property will be used as an additional logistics staging area. Ultimately, there are plans for it to be made into a production area.

The WILD Flavors and Specialty Ingredients Berlin portfolio includes liquid and powdered flavors such as citrus flavor extracts and FTNF flavors. The product palette also features extracts of plants, herbs and spices as well as a wide range of tea and color extracts and formulations. In the WILD Flavors and Specialty Ingredients center for natural colors the color specialists test sources of raw materials and develop new products. The experts also conduct numerous tests to evaluate the stability of colorants in different applications.

WILD Flavors and Specialty Ingredients Valencia expanding
In December 2013, WILD Flavors and Specialty Ingredients Valencia acquired three plots of land bordering on the company grounds, adding a total of 11,165 m² to the site. Francisco Climent, Managing Director WILD Flavors and Specialty Ingredients Valencia, states, “Purchasing this strategically advantageous commercial real estate is part of our overall concept to improve material flow and help secure our location and jobs.”

WILD Flavors and Specialty Ingredients plans to use the additional space to facilitate truck access to the company grounds and improve traffic flow in the loading zone. Furthermore, the parking lots for employees and visitors are to be transferred off-site. This will allow for additional areas to be used for things such as a warehouse.

The WILD Flavors and Specialty Ingredients Valencia portfolio contains special blends of fruit juice concentrates and sweetening systems (Fruit Up®, natural fruit sweeteners, multijuice sweetening systems), red colors obtained from fruits and vegetables, plant extracts and natural citrus flavors.

About WILD Flavors and Specialty Ingredients
WILD Flavors and Specialty Ingredients is headquartered in Zug, Switzerland, and is one of the world’s leading suppliers of natural ingredients to the food and beverage industry. In addition to its main management office in Zug, subsidiaries with major production sites are located in Heidelberg-Eppelheim, Germany (WILD Flavors and Specialty Ingredients) and Erlanger, Kentucky, USA (WILD Flavors and Specialty Ingredients). 14 further production sites are situated in Europe, USA, Canada, China, Japan, India and Dubai.

The WILD Flavors and Specialty Ingredients product portfolio includes full flavor and ingredient solutions, known as flavor systems, fruit juice concentrates and blends as well as other food and beverage ingredients: natural flavors and extracts, mint oils and flavors, colors from natural sources, sweetening systems, seasonings and specialty ingredients such as taste modifiers. Fermentation technologies complete the portfolio.

Contact

WILD Flavors and Specialty Ingredients
Arne Gätje
Rudolf-Wild-Str. 107-115
D-69214 Heidelberg-Eppelheim
Tel.: +49 6221 799 9488
Fax: +49 6221 799 860

E-Mail: arne.gaetje@wild.de
Website:
www.wildflavors.com

Publik. Agentur für Kommunikation GmbH
Dr. Antje Louis, Nicole Kröll
Rheinuferstr. 9 
D-67061 Ludwigshafen
Tel.: +49 621 96 36 00 39
Fax: +49 621 96 36 00 739
E-Mail: n.kroell@agentur-publik.de
Website: www.agentur-publik.de

Caption: WILD Flavors and Specialty Ingredients Berlin: The new plot of land (marked in red) is located directly on the Spree river and will initially be used as a logistics staging area.
Source: Liegenschaftsfonds Berlin GmbH & Co. KG (can be reprinted for free if source is cited)