- The company has invested 8 million euros to help facilitate the export of Finnish oats products.
- Gluten-free oats food products are expected to be made at the firm’s mill starting 2020.
Finland based food company, Raisio Group is all set to expand its international oat business. According to reports, the company has made investments of approximately 8 million euros at its oat mill present in Nokia, Finland which will help it accelerate the export of Finnish oat items as well as manufacture value-added products.
Supposedly, the company plans to enhance its oat business to establish a strong international presence alongside its Benecol business.
Pekka Kuusniemi, President and CEO, Raisio, claims that recent investments have helped the company improve the workings of its oats business. Raisio has improved its mill capacity along with its ability to produce various kinds of oats products to meet the constantly changing consumer demands across Finland and Europe.
Owing to the long-term development of Raisio’s production capabilities, the company carries the ability to manufacture gluten-free oat food items at its mill in Nokia from the first quarter of 2020.
Oats are a naturally grown gluten-free grain, however, they are mixed with small amounts of other grains during the process of production. Various purification processes are involved while manufacturing gluten-free oat products in order to ensure that other grains are separated from the oats.
Kuusniemi further explains that the firm has invested in the production of gluten-free oat products in order to steer the export of top-quality Finnish food items. The first Elovena gluten-free items that will be produced at the mill in Nokia will hit the stores towards the end of January or beginning of February 2020.
For the record, Raisio Group, along with expanding its oat mill, is developing a production center to produce plant-based value-added goods. The cost of this facility is valued at EUR 45 million and is likely to be completed by 2021.