Zentis Foods Plans $15.6 Million Plymouth Expansion

A Plymouth industry has plans to expand.

Zentis Food Solutions North America, LLC, a global producer of fruit preparations for the bakery and dairy industries, announced plans Monday to expand its operations in Plymouth, creating 67 new jobs by 2014.

The company will invest $15.6 million to expand its production capabilities to include a new allergen production line, bulk sugar handling system and mixing vessels. As part of the project, the company will also make building renovations at its 180,000 square-foot facility in Plymouth.

Zentis has more than 250 full-time employees and has already begun hiring additional manufacturing, logistics and management associates. The company was established in 2006 and is the German-based company’s only North American operation. Zentis currently produces more than 10 million pounds of filling and preparation products monthly.

This expansion notice is the latest in a string of job announcements in Northern Indiana’s manufacturing industry after Selected Furniture, a manufacturer of commercial furniture recently announced plans to relocate operations to Knox.