WILD on path to growth
Posted: 24 February 2014 | WILD | No comments yet
WILD is expanding its facilities in Berlin and Valencia…
WILD is expanding its facilities in Berlin and Valencia. These investments contribute to job opportunities and employee retention as well as the future of WILD as these locations are important stepping stones for further growth.
Late last year, WILD, a leading global manufacturer of natural ingredients for the food and beverage industry, purchased land from the real-estate company, Liegenschaftsfonds Berlin. The property totals approximately 6,500 m² and is located on the Spree river, directly adjacent to the company grounds. Thomas Eller, Managing Director WILD, says, “We have successfully acquired the last free space near our company so we can continue to grow. The decision to make this purchase signals a clear commitment to our location here in Germany’s capital city, and it protects jobs.” At first, the property will be used as an additional logistics staging area. Ultimately, there are plans for it to be made into a production area.
The WILD Berlin portfolio includes liquid and powdered flavors such as citrus flavor extracts and FTNF flavors. The product palette also features extracts of plants, herbs and spices as well as a wide range of tea and color extracts and formulations. In the WILD center for natural colors the color specialists test sources of raw materials and develop new products. The experts also conduct numerous tests to evaluate the stability of colorants in different applications.
WILD Valencia expanding
In December 2013, WILD Valencia acquired three plots of land bordering on the company grounds, adding a total of 11,165 m² to the site. Francisco Climent, Managing Director WILD Valencia, states, “Purchasing this strategically advantageous commercial real estate is part of our overall concept to improve material flow and help secure our location and jobs.”
WILD plans to use the additional space to facilitate truck access to the company grounds and improve traffic flow in the loading zone. Furthermore, the parking lots for employees and visitors are to be transferred off-site. This will allow for additional areas to be used for things such as a warehouse.
The WILD Valencia portfolio contains special blends of fruit juice concentrates and sweetening systems (Fruit Up®, natural fruit sweeteners, multijuice sweetening systems), red colors obtained from fruits and vegetables, plant extracts and natural citrus flavors.