Ingredion Holds Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony at New State-of-the-Art Plant-Based Protein Manufacturing Facility in Nebraska

09/18/20
Ingredion senior leadership
Pictured from left to right - Members of Ingredion's executive leadership team, Larry Fernandes, senior vice president, chief commercial and sustainability officer, Jorgen Kokke, executive vice president, global specialties and president of North America, Elizabeth Adefioye, senior vice president and chief human resources officer, Jim Zallie, Ingredion’s president and CEO, and James Gray, executive vice president and chief financial officer. (photo credit: The Associated Press)

Jorgen Kokke and Jim Zallie officially unveiled Ingredion’s latest state-of-the-art plant-based protein manufacturing facility in South Sioux City, Nebraska, with members from Ingredion’s senior management team and board of directors. The newly opened facility will produce high-quality protein isolates primarily for the nutrition, health and wellness categories.

“We’re excited to take this next step to further advance our specialties strategy and capitalize on the global trends shaping the food industry,” said Zallie. “As demand for food and beverages with plant-based proteins continues to grow, our South Sioux City location will significantly expand our product portfolio providing more innovative solutions to our customers.”

By the end of 2020, the Ingredion has made $185 million in investments to expand its portfolio of plant-based proteins, which bolsters its ability to enable on-trend, consumer-preferred innovation. This latest facility further expands Ingredion’s broad range of plant-based protein solutions that are 100% sustainably sourced from North American farms supporting the increased global consumer demand.

“By combining our expertise in product formulation with high-quality North American-sourced pulses, we are well positioned to be a reliable source supporting our customers with great-tasting and sustainable plant-based proteins for food and beverages,” said Kokke.

“I’m incredibly proud of my dedicated and talented South Sioux City team who has stepped up in a remarkable and inspiring way,” said plant manager Eric Hazuka. “This plant is an important milestone for Ingredion, and we look forward to making meaningful and lasting impacts to the future of sustainable food, the local community and for our employees and customers.”

Inside plant
Inside the new South Sioux City, Nebraska plant-based protein manufacturing facility. (photo credit: The Associated Press)
Inside the new plant
Inside the new plant-based protein manufacturing facility in South Sioux City, Nebraska. (photo credit: The Associated Press)


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