Since 2014, METAROM France has invested €2.6 million in a project to extend and modernise its site to satisfy its development needs and keep pace with that of the whole group. It was inaugurated on 18 January 2018 in the presence of the company’s employees and partners.
Located in Amiens for over 10 years, METAROM France has experienced non-stop growth in its turnover, rising from €17 million in 2007 to €26 million at the end of 2017. To meet current and future regulatory requirements but also to support its sales development, the subsidiary invested €2.6 million in a project rolled out between late 2014 and late 2017.
- To accompany the rise of the caramel business, the production workshop has been refitted and its production capacity doubled.
- A 1500m² building was constructed in 2017. This extension dedicated to storage was built to anticipate the growth of future volumes and free up more production space.
- To optimise in-factory flows and meet food safety requirements, different work was implemented: a waste zone has been laid out and a quarantine zone created to secure samples of raw materials. With this same objective, the reception and shipping docks have been doubled.
- To support the growth in the workforce, 200 m² of new offices have been created with the active participation of the teams, and the parking area has been extended. The payroll is constantly growing. METAROM France currently employs 127 people on a permanent contract compared to 118 in 2014.
The French subsidiary is working on a document digitisation project to reduce the use of paper in production and logistics operations. It also envisages to extend the surface area of its R&D laboratories in the medium term. The group will set up a new subsidiary in Asia in 2018 to offer a local response to this continent’s flavour requirements.