The decision to invest in the new line dedicated to complex nutritional products was made in 2018 in response to the increasing quality standards for infant and clinical nutrition products, which are the primary markets targeted by these new offerings.
The newly-installed equipment consists of a sterilization module followed by aseptic filling and complete with a secondary packaging unit. Beyond enhancing its production capacity and quality control, with this investment ESI Nutrition also wanted to expand the range of formats available to its customers and released two new bottle sizes: 70ml and 90ml.
Smaller than the existing options, the new bottles are compact and designed for ESI Nutrition’s flagship product, “nourettes,” which are liquid infant formula prepackaged in ready-to-use baby bottles with a dedicated screw top and adapted teat, handed out in maternity wards. They are ergonomically designed for easier handling and translucent to keep track of how much has been consumed.
Mathieu Lucot, marketing manager at ESI Nutrition, said, “Seeing the first market-ready bottles coming out of the line was a big milestone for the company and we are really excited for the addition of these new options to our range. Not only will it open up opportunities for our customers in the infant nutrition market, but it could also benefit sports nutrition brands and even be a great match for highly concentrated clinical nutrition formulas.
“The fact that our facility is GACC (General Administration of Customs of the People's Republic of China) approved to supply products for export to China is also a big asset that will allow us to develop our reach in the area by providing nutritionally-adapted solutions that best support infant’s growth and development.”