Martin Bauer Group, a global leader in tea and botanical ingredients, recently opened its expanded tea extract manufacturing facility in Hangzhou, China. The site is located in the beautiful West Lake district, famous for high quality leaf teas. The new 200,000 square foot state-of-the-art facility doubles the site’s capacity for green and black tea extracts to meet the rising global demand. Combining engineering, quality and technical expertise from Germany with the vast availability of leaf tea from Martin Bauer Group’s Chinese partner, this expansion yields the high-quality extracts that are desired by today’s discerning clients.
A significant portion of the plant’s production will be used for the U.S. business. As the use of extracts for RTD and other beverage applications continues to grow in North America, the investment in China enables the company to service major tea brands and grow its overall presence in the beverage industry. “Expansion of our production center allows us to build closer partnerships with our customers and increase our market penetration,” said Ennio Ranaboldo, President, Martin Bauer North America. The grand opening of the new plant was held on October 14th, with a Family Day open house for employees and their families as well as a formal ceremony attended by local officials and numerous guests from around the world.