Chr. Hansen to Expand Probiotic Production Facility

February 20, 2013

The company says that once finished, the Denmark plant will be the world’s largest freeze-drying plant for pharmaceutical-grade probiotic cultures.

To meet increasing global demand, Chr. Hansen (Hoersholm, Denmark) is building a new freeze-drying plant in Denmark for probiotic cultures for dietary supplements. The company says that once the plant is finished in spring 2014, it will be the world’s largest freeze-drying plant for pharmaceutical-grade probiotic cultures.

According to the company, “The layout of the new plant ensures that visitors can observe and inspect the main operations and equipment during the production process. Customers will encounter a state-of-the-art production facility with a high level of hygienic design of both clean rooms and production equipment.”

The company says that new market analysis by Global Industry Analysts Inc. predicts the global probiotics market will grow by 6.8% per year to until 2018 to reach $44.9 billion.