Alland & Robert expands its Normandy production facility

Published: 7-Feb-2024

A fourth production line is now in use at its factory in Saint-Aubin sur Gaillon, Normandy, increasing the production capacity by 50%

After two years of upgrade work, the Saint-Aubin sur Gaillon facility, first opened in 2007, has been expanded.

A new drying tower and adjacent workshop have been added to the two existing towers, doubling the production facility from 8000m2 to 16000m2

In order to undertake this facility upgrade, the company mobilised investments of over EUR €11m.

With the opening of this new production line, Alland & Robert will have the capacity to process almost 30,000 metric tons of acacia gum per year, up from 20000 today. 

This investment will enable the company to keep pace with the sharp rise in global demand, whilst aiding Alland & Robert's growth, business diversification and journey towards sustainable development. 

In accordance with the 2015 Paris Agreement, the family-run company has committed to reducing its greenhouse gas emissions by 20% per kilo of gum manufactured (scopes 1, 2 and 3) by 2025.

Improving energy efficiency in the acacia gum manufacturing process constitutes a major lever in this regard. 

With this new production line, the company is taking another step towards achieving its objectives and further reducing its direct and indirect emissions.

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