Elmshorn based Capol GmbH, a Business Unit of Freudenberg Chemical Specialities, SE & Co. KG (FCS), Munich, starts operations of a new production line for confectionery surface treatment products on November 2, 2020, at its site in Saint Hubert, Canada. With the production capacities created, the company is further expanding its global presence and strengthening customer supply in the North American market.
The CAPOL Inc. site in Saint Hubert, Canada, has been part of the CAPOL group since the acquisition of Colarôme Inc. in 2017. So far, local production facilities were primarily dedicated to the manufacturing of natural colour pigments in a patented process. In the future, 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 confectionery surface treatment products, adding to the facilities at headquarters in Elmshorn, Germany.
“Offering our customers an even further improved service is important to us”, explained 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 GmbH was founded in 1975. Since then the company has developed and produced glazes, anti-sticking and sealing agents for the confectionery industry. The products are marketed under the brand names of CAPOL, CAPOLEX and FIX GUM. Innovative product developments are implemented using state-of-the-art manufacturing equipment. The company 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.