Scentium opens production facility in Tunisia
Scentium, the flavour division of the Iberchem Group, which is in turn newly part of the Croda Group, has announced the launch of a new production centre in Tunis, Tunisia.
The new subsidiary, located next to the company’s existing fragrance facility, covers nearly 700 square metres. It comprises a production plant, two warehouses (one being for the exclusive storage of inflammable products), extensive laboratory installations and administration offices. The whole complex complies with the strictest food safety measures of the industry, in concordance with the standards of the FSSC 22000 certification.
“We are thrilled to be expanding the Scentium brand on the Tunisian market,” says José Manuel Mateos, general manager of Scentium. “Our new flavour centre in Tunis is a testimony to the substantial growth Scentium has been experiencing in recent years, both locally and globally. It represents a cornerstone of our global expansion plan. It will allow us to offer faster production and delivery times to our local customers, who were previously looked after from our Head Office in Spain. It will also provide them with additional sales and technical assistance.”
“The production facility has been designed in line with FSSC 22000 standards,” says Tarek Kort, technical director at Scentium Tunisia. “It is fully equipped for the production of liquid and powder flavours as well as emulsions. Our new subsidiary also benefits from modern laboratory installations with tasting rooms and application labs. All the space, including the administrative offices, include extra room to accommodate the planned growth of the company.”
The Tunisian market has always been key to the Iberchem Group; this is where the Group opened its first fragrance subsidiary in 1990. This news follows the recent announcement of the creation of Iberchem South Africa, reflecting the Group’s short-term intention to strengthen its activity on the African continent.