NUTRIS group started production

NUTRIS opened the most modern hybrid factory NUTRIS.tech™, equipped with innovative green technology, and launched the production of new NutriSmart products

The NUTRIS group officially opened the first European hybrid factory for the production of high-quality ingredients of plant origin by processing beans and potatoes in Novi Senkovac near Slatina. With an investment worth HRK 220 million, NUTRIS made Croatia one of the first countries to invest in the plant-based food industry, one of the fastest-growing industries in the world. The plant-based products market is expected to reach $77.8 billion by 2025.

The investment was realized in partnership with the Danish company Sicca Dania, one of the leading companies in the field of engineering solutions for the food industry. The factory uses revolutionary technology, which was developed by the University of Copenhagen for more than 10 years, and Sicca Dania and NUTRIS.tech™ intensively tested, further perfected, and proved its application in an industrial environment.

The factory produces protein isolates, starch and fibers from beans and potatoes and currently cooperates with more than 250 farmers and employs 50 specialists. The process of obtaining isolates is sustainable and represents the pinnacle of the global food industry from the perspective of complexity and investment. The ingredients of plant origin come to the market under the name NutriSmart and are of superior quality, suitable for vegetarians and vegans, do not contain gluten or allergens and have a neutral taste, and are produced from local raw materials from the EU. They are intended for food industries in the fastest growing markets that include the EU, North America and Asia.

NUTRIS operates according to the circular economy principle with the aim of reducing waste and increasing the use of renewable energy sources. The electricity used comes from 100 percent renewable sources, the water is filtered and reused, and the by-product that remains after extracting the protein from the beans is used as fertilizer for new fields.

The NUTRIS group consists of several interconnected entities – NUTRIS.farm™, NUTRIS.tech™ and NUTRIS.me™.