Saturday, May 30, 2020

Raisio scales export and production amid ‘oat boom’

Raisio Group is increasing production of its oat business as it looks to bolster exports and manufacturing capabilities as the global demand for value-added oat products rises.

The company has invested some €8 million in its Nokia, Finland-based oat mill which, it said, will facilitate the export of Finnish oat products and manufacturing of value-added products.

The company’s aim is to increase its oat business to form another strong international pillar alongside its Benecol business.

“We increased the mill capacity and our ability to manufacture different oat products to meet the growing demand in Finland and Europe,” said Pekka Kuusniemi, President and CEO of Raisio.

“The oat boom is just beginning in Europe now, so the growth perspectives are quite interesting.”

Having significantly developed its production capabilities and capacity, Raisio will be able to produce gluten-free oat products at its Nokia mill.

“We have invested in the production of our gluten-free oat products so that we can accelerate the export of quality Finnish foods in a competitive manner,” said Mr Kuusniemi.

“The first Elovena Gluten-free products manufactured at the mill in Nokia will appear in shops around the end of January or beginning of February 2020.”

The oat mill can now also produce oat fibre products with a high beta-glucan content, which can help to reduce cholesterol and prevent fluctuations in blood sugar levels.

Additionally, Raisio is currently building a production facility to manufacture plant-based added-value products. The cost estimate of the facility is approximately €45 million, and it is scheduled to be completed in 2021.

Help us maintain our standards of journalism

Readers enjoy our news site but keeping our news up to date and authoritative, without charging readers to view the site is a challenge. Especially now with the Corona Virus measures affecting us all, as many clients have been severely affected and are naturally reducing their spend on advertisements. Given this lack of revenue stream we are calling on the generosity of our readers to help us fill that void and enable our journalists to continue delivering the news that you enjoy.

Unlike many other news sites, we don't have annoying pop ups or charge scandalous prices for events. We also produce printed magazines for each title and we make these freely available to read on line too, for your enjoyment. Often, people have asked why we don't make a charge for viewers to read these magazines and news stories but we feel that would adversely affect our readership/advertisers response rate. But with advertising revenues now severely affected we need your help. So, if you can support our news sites/magazines with either a small donation of even £1, or a subscription to our magazine, which costs from just £31.50 per year, (inc p&P and mailed direct to your door) your generosity will help us weather the current storm and continue in our quest to deliver quality journalism.

We value your readership and your support, as this enables us to continue to provide our regular daily news updates. We've been established over 30 years, during which we've lost count of the numerous recessions and financial meltdowns, and we intend to weather the storms caused by Covid-19. So, every reader contribution, however big or small, is invaluable in helping us to get through this. Please click here to help support your favourite news site/magazine.










Latest news

Nestlé partners with Deliveroo to deliver KitKats direct to consumers

Nestlé has joined forces with Deliveroo’s Essentials delivery platform, allowing consumers to have a variety of chocolate, sweets and snacks delivered to their doors. Via...

Pandemic hits UK food and drink exports

Food and drink exports fell by more than £700 million for Q1 2020 compared with the same period last year as the coronavirus pandemic...

Alternative options for safer bandsaws

Safety is becoming an ever-increasing focus in meat processing and nowhere more so than in the operation of bandsaws which pose one of the...

Regenerative ag platform to launch at food business conference

A new regenerative agriculture platform is set to launch at next week’s Innovation Forum: The Future of Food virtual conference. Franco Costantini, Managing Director at...

Farmers still able to access lending despite coronavirus disruption

Farmers are still able to access lending despite the disruption caused by coronavirus, according to UK Agricultural Finance (UKAF). “There has been a regular flow...

Kite expands product range to support warehouse and logistic operations

Kite Packaging has expanded its pallet and load stability range, providing users with a wide range of solutions for their operations. Load stability is vital...

Related news

Nestlé partners with Deliveroo to deliver KitKats direct to consumers

Nestlé has joined forces with Deliveroo’s Essentials delivery platform, allowing consumers to have a variety of chocolate, sweets and snacks delivered to their doors. Via...

Pandemic hits UK food and drink exports

Food and drink exports fell by more than £700 million for Q1 2020 compared with the same period last year as the coronavirus pandemic...

Alternative options for safer bandsaws

Safety is becoming an ever-increasing focus in meat processing and nowhere more so than in the operation of bandsaws which pose one of the...

Regenerative ag platform to launch at food business conference

A new regenerative agriculture platform is set to launch at next week’s Innovation Forum: The Future of Food virtual conference. Franco Costantini, Managing Director at...

By continuing to use the site, you agree to the use of cookies. more information

The cookie settings on this website are set to "allow cookies" to give you the best browsing experience possible. If you continue to use this website without changing your cookie settings or you click "Accept" below then you are consenting to this.

Close