Flavours and ingredients manufacturer Mane has announced plans to invest $60m in a new manufacturing hub in Pinghu, Zhejiang Province of China.

The new manufacturing hub is expected to commence operations beginning 2020.

With this new site, Mane expects to improve its production capacity as well as enhance service levels to its customers across Greater China and Korea.

Mane Group president and CEO Jean Mane said: “This investment in this key high-growth market is another significant milestone in achieving our ambitions.

“By further building up our capabilities in China, we confirm our position as a strategic partner to our customers on the mainland.

“Set to be built on a land area of 66,000mt², the new facility will support a wide range of processes for flavours manufacturing in a first stage.”

“We aim to continue growing with them to anticipate and meet future consumer needs and preferences.”

Set to be built on a land area of 66,000mt2, the new facility will support a wide range of processes for flavours manufacturing in a first stage.

Mane Asia region director said Bernard Leynaud said: “The new complex will cover all key product forms such as food flavours, oral care flavours, seasonings and integrate several forms of encapsulation technologies.

“After our major investments in China over the past ten years, we continue our expansion by laying the foundation of this very large facility, demonstrating our long-term commitment in the region.

“It will support us in continuing to build on the strong partnerships that we have with our customers in the country.”