Portuguese food manufacturer Cerealis has announced plans to expand production lines at its facility in Trofa in the north of Portugal.
According to Distribuicao Hoje, in addition to expanding the plant, the €7 million ($8 million) investment will enable the company to modernise its packaging lines through automation, as well as enabling the creation of a new line of cereal bars.
Through the investment, Cerealis plans to develop a new range of cereal bars under the Buhler brand and also to strengthen its snack bar lines under the Nacional brand.
Rui Amorim de Sousa, CEO of Grupo Cerealis, said: “This is another step we are taking in the development of our Trofa production site. We are expanding, reinforcing automation and productivity, and launching ourselves into the production and marketing of a complementary product category (cereal bars), thus contributing, once again, to reducing our customers’ dependence on imports into Portugal”.
The facility, which has a footprint of 11,200 sq m, will now feature five production lines and have an approximate production capacity of 90 tonnes per day.
Source: Distribuicao Hoje