Roquette has invested $45 million to increase pea protein processing capacity in its facility in Vic-sur-Aisne, France.
LA MADELEINE, FRANCE — Roquette has invested €40 million ($45 million) to increase pea protein processing capacity in its facility in Vic-sur-Aisne, France, the company said June 7. In January, Roquette said it planned to build a new €300 million ($338 million) site in Manitoba in Canada.
Together, the two facilities by 2019 will have a pea processing capacity of nearly 250,000 tonnes per year. Roquette has more than 40 years of experience in researching and producing plant protein.
“By increasing our processing capacity in the pea protein segment, we address a large and growing demand for plant-based nutrition solutions, and we reinforce our leadership on this segment, proving once again our commitment to delivering sustainable innovative solutions to the food, nutrition and health sectors,” said Jean-Marc Gilson, chief executive officer of France-based Roquette.