GNT, manufacturer of EXBERRY® Coloring Foods, has announced an initial investment of $30 million to expand its operation in North America.

Centrally located in Gaston County, just outside of Charlotte, the 49-acre facility will provide significant advantages for its customers throughout the US, Canada, and Mexico.

Hendrik Hoeck, CEO at GNT Group B.V., said: “As the global leader of colouring food we see consistent demand for our colours as the consumption of products that are formulated with EXBERRY® continues to grow.

“Part of our Strategic Growth Plan is a multiple phase expansion in North America. I am happy to announce the completion of the initial phase with our warehouse commissioning on October 15, 2021. This will bring increased capacity, supply-chain efficiency and improved control of inventory.”

As a family-owned business, throughout their 45-year history, the goal at GNT is to continuously invest in innovation and this new facility will deliver on this fundamental objective.

Hendrik Hoeck adds: “Our globally aligned innovation focus fields are a big part of our investment strategy to offer new colouring food solutions. The expected completion of the next phase will bring finished good production even closer to our North American customers by the end of 2022. This will increase the speed of bringing innovation to market.’