Strategic investment by the Brazilian multinational in expansion and modernization will make it possible to double the production capacity of the unit located in Medellín
As part of its expansion and consolidation strategy in Latin America, on November 22 Duas Rodas will inaugurate the new production facilities in Colombia. The investment will allow a doubling of production capacity at the Colombian unit. Duas Rodas is a multinational Brazilian company with over 93 years of experience in the global food and beverage market. It specializes in flavors, extracts and dehydrated products, condiments and additives and ingredients for ice cream and confectionery.
With more than 2,000 m² of constructed area in the metropolitan area of Medellín, in an industrial condominium in the municipality of La Estrella, the new facilities in Colombia were designed to unify and optimize all sectors, with an expansion of the manufacturing areas, warehouse and distribution sectors, as well as the areas focused on financial administrative activities and research and development laboratories.
Besides a physical expansions, Duas Rodas has also invested in the automation of machines and equipment, and in the acquisition of more modern machines with greater productivity. The new plant was structured within the Lean Manufacturing concept, with the application of the Value Stream Mapping (VSM) tool, promoting the optimization of layouts and processes, with the objective of improving and speeding the flow of logistics and production, increasing the competitiveness of products and reducing the required delivery time.
The facilities were also designed and executed within concepts to meet the requirements for the international FSSC 22000 certification for food security.
“Our investment in the new factory, with modern, technological infrastructure to meet the growing demands of the local market, confirms our commitment to the potential of the Colombian food industry and our strategy of vigorous growth throughout Latin America,” states the CEO of Duas Rodas, Leonardo Fausto Zipf.
In recent years, the Brazilian multinational has made significant investments in its units abroad, with the inauguration of new and extensive facilities in its manufacturing units in Argentina (2015), Chile (2017) and in the duplication of capacity in Mexico, at the beginning this year.
The unit currently produces liquid and powdered flavors, powdered fruits, clouding agents, and powder blends and colorants for meat products.
With the expansion of the industrial park and the incorporation of new technologies, the company will launch a complete line of emulsions for beverages and will start to manufacture locally products such as emulsifier pastes, toppings, fillings and yogurt preparations.
“With the modernization and expansion of the production capacity of the Duas Rodas unit in Colombia, we are reaffirming our intention to strengthen the performance and attention to the local market. In addition, the unit’s strategy will also include the expansion of service to the markets of other neighboring countries, such as Ecuador, Central America and the Caribbean, for example,” adds Rosemeri Francener, Director of International Business.
About Duas Rodas:
Present in more than 30 countries, Duas Rodas has been operating for more than 93 years in the manufacture of ingredients for the food and beverage industries in Brazil and abroad. With more than 10,000 customers, the company has a portfolio of around 3000 items divided into three major markets: Flavors, including flavors, natural extracts, dehydrated products, condiments and additives and integrated solutions; Food Service, with products such as ice cream, chocolate, confectionery and bakery, under the brands Specialitá, Selecta and Mix; and Animal Nutrition, with animal nutrition ingredients from the Statera brand. A Brazilian leader in the manufacture of flavors and products for the food and beverage industry, Duas Rodas was founded by German immigrants in Santa Catarina, where it still operates today. The company currently has two other factories in Brazil (Sergipe and São Paulo), four in Latin America (Argentina, Chile, Colombia and Mexico), as well as seven research and development centers and one Innovation Center. Sustainability is one of the company’s strategies, which has products with international Kosher, Halal, Organic Products and Fair for Life certifications, in addition to FSSC 22000 and SMETA.