CAMPINAS, BRAZIL — Fortitech South America, part of the global network of Fortitech, Inc., has announced plans to double the size of the company’s facility in Campinas to 65,000 square feet. The expansion, which is part of Fortitech’s global growth initiative to strengthen customer service, client relations and manufacturing/testing capabilities, is scheduled to be completed by late 2011.

According to Fortitech, the facility expansion will allow the company to provide finished packaging for powdered products in a variety of forms, including sachets, cans, boxes and pouches for the South American market. Once completed, the Campinas facility will be the company’s third largest operation worldwide (after corporate headquarters and Asia Pacific). It will include a laboratory for developing and testing premixes as well as a larger manufacturing and distribution center. In addition to increased technical and customer service support, blenders capable of producing more than 6,000 tonnes of premixes annually will offer advancements in flexible batch sizes and faster turnaround times.

“Consumer demand for fortified foods, beverages and pharmaceuticals in the South American marketplace is on the rise,” said Juarez A. Fairon Rech, director general for Fortitech South America. “The investment we are making will provide our customers with a one-stop-shop for all their fortification and end product packaging needs. This complete service offering is a cost efficient solution to get their products to market faster, without sacrificing quality.”