Globally, GELITA’s collagen peptides have experienced double digit market growth. As a pioneer in collagen peptide research and production, the company said this production expansion further secures its position as a market leader and allows for greater flexibility and future growth. This production is directly derived from raw materials using an enzymatic process to create tailor-made and optimized collagen peptides, which are key ingredients in foods and nutritional supplements for their protein content and physiological benefits. Further, GELITA’s collagen peptides are supported by a robust body of scientific research.
Pablo Silber, general manager, GELITA USA, noted, “The 30,000+ square foot facility will—when operational at full capacity—expand the site’s production capacity by about 30% and will feature state-of-the-art technology and equipment for the production of globally demanded high quality, scientifically researched collagen peptides.” Silber also noted GELITA’s decision to expand is based upon U.S. and global market trends and insights where collagen demand is projected for future and substantial growth.
Two years ago, GELITA’s management board reached the decision to construct this facility at GELITA’s Sioux City location due to infrastructure and workforce. GELITA expects this facility to be fully operational in the coming months, further expanding GELITA’s global supply of collagen peptides. As the U.S. is a major market for these collagen peptides, this expansion will now position the product much closer to the U.S. customer base.
In the U.S., GELITA’s operations are coordinated from the North American headquarters in Sergeant Bluff, IA, where now the company currently operates four separate production facilities—making it the nation’s largest single-site producer of collagen proteins. This Sergeant Bluff production capability is complimented by operations based in Calumet City, IL. Globally headquartered in Eberbach, Germany, GELITA operates more than 20 production sites around the world on five continents: North America, South America, Europe, Asia, and Australia.