Glanbia Nutritionals has opened a state-of-the-art vitamin and mineral pre-mix facility in the US state of Missouri.

The 83,000sq metre plant will enable the food group to support its partners in the food, infant formula and active nutrition sectors globally, the company said today (7 August).

In addition to its existing production plants in Germany, California, and its recently-opened nutritionals facility in Suzhou, China, Glanbia said the facility aims to reduce lead times and "optimise service levels".

"Our ability to respond rapidly with bespoke solutions to our customers' vitamin and mineral challenges is what sets us apart from the competition," said Raimund Hoenes, COO of Glanbia Nutritionals' customised premix solutions business. 

"Significantly increasing our production capacity takes this one step further. Customers in the US and beyond will reap immediate rewards by accelerating their speed to market."

The company's pre-mix solutions business designs nutrient mixes to suit a range of specific processing and nutritional requirements.

Glanbia Nutritionals is part of Irish food group Glanbia, which claims to be the largest supplier of mozzarella cheese for pizzas in Europe.