Food technology and ingredients company Kerry Group has announced a significant investment in its Wittstock breadcrumb manufacturing site in Heiligengrabe in Germany.

Kerry said the investment includes the addition of a new crumb baking line and a warehouse extension, which will double the output volume to 48,000 tons a year. 

It said this will enable a faster and more efficient replenishment lead time for its customers in "a demanding market".  

The site will also be increasing its employee base by 13% to support its new capacity levels, the company added.

"Kerry's investment in this key manufacturing site demonstrates our commitment to service customers with growing coatings needs," said Philip O'Connor, Meat Business President at Kerry Taste & Nutrition. 

"With our continuing efforts to expand our capabilities, combined with our 40 plus years of taste expertise, we are confident in our ability to meet the increasing demand for innovative coating solutions in the region," Mr O'Connor added.