As demand for reduced-sugar products continues to grow, Cargill is investing $45 million to add soluble fibres to its European portfolio of starches, sweeteners and texturizers, to be manufactured at its existing Wroclaw facility.
While the move marks the company’s first entry into the European soluble fibre market, Cargill is already a significant player in the sugar-reduction space, with a full line of sweeteners – ranging from full- to no-calorie. The new soluble fibers round out that portfolio, enabling the company to offer customers complete sugar-reduction solutions.
“Demand for products with improved nutritional profiles shows no signs of abating,” said Willian Oliveira, segment director sweetness for Cargill’s European starches, sweeteners & texturizers business. “This critical investment, combined with our existing portfolio of sweetness solutions and deep formulation and application expertise, ensures we have all the tools necessary to support our customers’ product development journeys.”
Cargill’s soluble fibre product line will be manufactured at the company’s existing Wroclaw facility. Construction of the new production unit has already begun, with full commercialisation of the company’s initial offerings expected in the second half of 2022.