TRAON BIHAN, France — After launching in-house and giving both Gulfood and PLMA visitors a first glance at the brand, Laïta is now ready and excited to roll out ESI Nutrition worldwide.
“ESI Nutrition is aiming at becoming an international leader in supplying quality pre-packaged solutions for all areas of the health and nutrition market, from infant to clinical and everything in between; offering a blank canvas for brands who wish to successfully launch new products under their own brand, with reduced time-to-market,” said Mathieu Lucot, marketing manager at Epi Ingredients and newly appointed marketing manager at ESI Nutrition. “The creation of this new division is a commitment to better serve our customers, so they can in turn better serve the end consumer; ultimately strengthening our position in the global nutrition market”, he adds.
With a production site dedicated to UHT processing and aseptic filling as well as the new, recently inaugurated, state-of-the-art drying tower with canning capabilities, both following a GMP Pharma approach, ESI Nutrition can offer safe products in a variety of shelf-stable formats and sizes with high quality packaging. This long shelf-life component is increasingly important as more and more consumers are seeking tasty on-the-go options to enhance their daily nutrition and that of their whole family.
ESI Nutrition is committed to helping brands develop Safe, Easy-to-use, Tasty and Healthy nutrition products; and it has the resources to do so. With their formulation and process expertise as well as second to none project management skills, the division’s dedicated team is here to help customers gain an edge in a highly competitive market. The team attended the world’s private label tradeshow, PLMA, in Amsterdam May 29-30th where the company exhibited. ESI Nutrition showcased its extensive offering of both liquid and dry solutions packaged for retail through several finished products concepts such as a chocolate-flavored pudding targeting the diet nutrition market, a coffee-flavored beverage for clinical nutrition applications, a variety of infant formula in powder and more. These concepts draw a lot of attention and the company is happy to report that many interesting projects are now underway thanks to this initial contact made at the show.
Covering all areas of the health and nutrition sector, from infant formulas to adult nutrition and specialized medical nutrition products, here is a snapshot of ESI Nutrition’s offering:
- Cans of Stage 1 to Stage 3 infant formula (standard & premium)
- Pre-packaged liquid milk for infant and expecting mothers, formulated to meet the specific needs of each targeted demographic
- Food for Special Medical Purpose (FSMP) such as pediatric drinks, gelled water for dysphagia patients, etc.
- Baby food products such as UHT yogurt-like desserts and puddings
- Enriched milk powders, high protein/calorie drinks and puddings customized to the specific needs of adult nutrition (diabetic, undernourished, recovering)
- Diet nutrition products such as high protein dairy beverages, puddings and soups.
- And more!
The group plan to roll out the ESI nutrition brand throughout 2018, which represent a motivating challenge for all teams involved.
“We are excited for this strategic milestone in the company’s efforts to carry out its mission of offering innovative and functional dairy-based sources of shared enjoyment and good health while sustainably promoting the milk of our farmer owners,” said Lucot.
Feel free to get in touch if you want to learn more about ESI Nutrition and its full spectrum of dairy-based solutions for specialized nutrition.
About ESI Nutrition
Subsidiary of the French company Laïta, ESI Nutrition specializes in the development, industrialization and manufacturing of high-end nutritional products for its clients in the B to B sector. Thanks to cutting-edge industrial tools, ESI Nutrition can produce very specific products, in both powder and liquid forms for all nutrition markets. Combining a deep knowledge of dairy processing and 30+ years of experience in health and nutrition markets, ESI Nutrition offers individualized support to their customers; giving them access to a dedicated team of experts continuously working on developing solutions tailored to the specific needs and requirements of each of them.
Mother company Laïta is one of the top 10 dairy cooperatives in Europe and oversees the entire milk collection process from local dairy farms, all located in Western France. No farm is more than 100 kilometers (≈ 62 miles) away from the plant that processes their milk, therefore ensuring the highest levels of traceability. Thanks to this tight control over the entire value chain, from field to fork, ESI Nutrition can provide its customers with the highest quality, most natural and safest ingredients possible. In turn, customers can offer a diversified, responsible and healthy nutrition that end-consumers can fully trust.
As a sign of their ongoing commitment to product excellence, sustainability and corporate responsibility, ESI Nutrition is also implementing corporate initiative: ‘Passion du Lait’ (Passion for Milk).
Laïta key figures:
- 2,750 milk producers
- 1.5 billion liters (≈ 400 million gallons) of milk processed annually
- 1.2 billion € in revenue
- Customers in over 110 countries
- 100 000 MT (≈ 220.5 million lbs) dairy ingredients produced / year
- 4 high-performance industrial facilities specialized in drying, extrusion, membrane separation, fermentation and dry-blending
- 1 applications lab + 1 pilot plant