The new production line was constructed in response to the ever-more demanding quality standards set for infant and clinical nutrition products.
After two years of planning, construction, and initial set up, ESI Nutrition’s new production line at its Ploudaniel, France-based facility is now fully operational. ESI Nutrition (Brest, France) is the nutrition division of the French dairy cooperative LaÃ¯ta, specializing in the development, industrialization, and manufacturing of ready-to-market nutritional products for clients in the B to B sector. The new production line was constructed in response to the ever-more demanding quality standards set for infant and clinical nutrition products.
The new equipment consists of a sterilization module followed by aseptic filling, as well as a secondary packaging unit. In addition to enhancing production capacity and quality control, the new line allows ESI to expand its range of formats available to customers, releasing two new bottle sizes: 70 ml and 90 ml. These new, smaller sizes are ideal for ESI Nutrition’s flagship product called “nourettes,” which are liquid infant formula prepackaging in ready-to-use baby bottles with a dedicated screw top and adapted teat that can be handed out in maternity wards.
“Seeing the first market-ready bottles coming out of the line was a big milestone for the company and we are really excited for the addition of these new options to our range. Not only will it open up opportunities for our customers in the infant nutrition market, but it could also benefit sports nutrition brands and even be a great match for highly concentrated clinical nutrition formulas,” explained Mathieu Lucot, marketing manager at ESI Nutrition, in a press release. “The fact that our facility is GACC -approved to supply products for export to China is also a big asset that will allow us to develop our reach in the area by providing nutritionally-adapted solutions that best support infant’s growth and development.”