Global food coatings specialist Bowman Ingredients has announced plans to invest over £2million in a dedicated UK production facility for gluten free products.
Bowman Ingredients is the market leader in gluten free coatings for the UK food industry. The category has recently seen dramatic year on year growth in the retail and foodservice sectors, with supermarkets and restaurant chains continuing to expand their gluten free product ranges.
Bowman Ingredients’ new multi-million pound facility will be dedicated to the development and manufacture of gluten free food coatings including breadcrumbs, batter mixes and pre-dusts. One of the major uses for its gluten free range is for fillers and binders in meat products, such as burgers. This major investment confirms the company’s commitment to serving its UK customer base and further expanding business across Europe.
Based in Hitchin, Hertfordshire, Bowman Ingredients works in partnership with leading food solutions suppliers and processors in the frozen and chilled food industry. The company produces a full range of food coating systems including breadcrumbs, batter mixes, pre-dusts and dry mix marinades for value added poultry, fish, potato and vegetable products.
Bowman Ingredients Sales Director Richard Easey says: “With new product development in gluten free food and drink continuing to show an upward trend, this is the right time to announce our expansion plan. Bowman has been at the forefront of innovation in gluten free coatings for over a decade and we believe we have established ourselves as the No.1 supplier in the UK. We are continuing to develop new gluten free products and access new markets as we drive the business forward across Europe.”
Richard Easey adds: “Our gluten free plant will be purpose built, with separate areas dedicated to product development, manufacture and blending. The new facility will enable us to ensure the highest degree of quality control and security for our customers in guaranteeing strict ppm (parts per million) levels are achieved.”
Bowman Ingredients was established in 1990, and with a strong customer focus it has grown to become one of the UK’s leading food coatings companies. Bowman Ingredients is dedicated to product innovation, with dynamic teams of food scientists and industry experts analysing market trends and developing new coatings technology.
Bowman Ingredients serves the worldwide food industry with a comprehensive global network of technically advanced development and manufacturing sites. In addition to its UK headquarters in Hertfordshire and a second processing plant in East Yorkshire, the company has technical and manufacturing bases in South Africa and Australia, as well as further facilities in France, Turkey and the United Arab Emirates.