The market for vegetable foods continues to grow rapidly while both consumers and retail also request larger amounts of Swedish products. The investment in gluten production at the facility in Norrköping is an important step to meet this increased demand as the gluten ingredient has many important applications – for example in bakery and food production.
We see a growing demand for green proteins from both our existing customers and the market in general. With this investment, we are building our third factory in Sweden where we refine grain into food ingredients, thereby confirming our leading position in the Nordics. We have the competence and the resources to scale this growing business while responding to the sustainability challenges that we ourselves, our customers and society as a whole are facing.
Lantmännen Agroetanol’s SEK 800 million investment will result in a considerable expansion of the operations in Norrköping. The investment includes both an expansion of the existing mill and silos and installation of new production lines for separation of gluten proteins and drying equipment. Additionally, the investment includes a large packaging and storing facility.
The project is expected to be finished during 2023, and fully operational by the second quarter.
This investment will generate an increase in net sales for our business that in the long run will benefit our owners, Swedish farmers - in part by significantly increasing the value of the grain farmers deliver to the factory. Additionally, the investment is part of the strategic development where we by expanding our business in Norrköping meet increased demand for sustainable products, both nationally and abroad.
The biorefinery in Norrköping delivers products to customers on both the Swedish and international markets.