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Makhteshim Agan opens new aroma facility in Israel

26 June 2012

The Makhteshim Agan Group (MAI) has opened a new production facility, based on a new chemical process for aroma fine chemicals products, in Ramat Hovav, Israel.

The facility will be used to produce the Aleol product line, scheduled to be released later in 2012.

"The new facility has been designed and built using advanced production technologies to meet environmental standards."

The new facility has been designed and built using advanced production technologies to meet environmental standards.

The production process, which was a joint development of MAI and Ben-Gurion University (BGU), was accredited to Makhteshim Agan by BGN Technologies, BGU's technology transfer company.

Erez Vigodman, Makhteshim Agan president and CEO, said with the opening of the facility, the company has proven its commitment to provide efficient solutions for its customers through technological advancements, production excellence and environmental leadership.

''I believe that Israel's competitive advantage in our sector is driven by innovation and creativity in R&D, resulting in leading products and manufacturing processes," Erez added.

Elad Shabtai, MAI Global R&D head, said: "This step serves to prove the advantages of combining the knowledge of leading edge researchers in Israel with the technical, engineering and marketing capabilities of our company.''