GNT Group opens laboratory facility in Mierlo, Netherlands


Food colouring concentrate manufacturer GNT Group has opened its new laboratory facility in Mierlo, the Netherlands.

The company has invested more than (€3m) in its new facility, which will boost its product development and quality control capacities.

The GNT site in Mierlo covers 6ha and helps to support the company’s sustainable growth under its strategic 2020 plan.

“Our new facilities highly contribute to this goal and enable us to enhance our support to manufacturers at all stages of product development."

This new lab is equipped with modern technologies to help quality control, as well as meet the growing customer demand for natural food colour concentrates.

The new facility is expected to further strengthen GNT’s innovation capabilities by integrating functions of product development, process development and engineering.

GNT Group anticipates that the new facility will also help in maintaining its position in the field of colouring foods.

GNT Group managing director Hendrik Hoeck said: “As pioneer and innovation leader, our aim is to successfully support our customers in making the transition from additives to colouring foods in every product category.

“Our new facilities highly contribute to this goal and enable us to enhance our support to manufacturers at all stages of product development. This will further drive the concept of ‘colouring food with food’ to become the industry standard to satisfy consumers growing demand for real natural colour.”

The firm currently has 320 employees throughout its global network.

Hoeck added: “As we are part of the Bio-Based Economy, research and innovation is our key to success. In this respect, we are always looking for highly qualified people, wishing to significantly contribute to the innovation strength of the company.”

GNT Group is a family-owned company and is an important employer in the Mierlo region. The company also has a facility in Aachen, Germany.