09/01/2020 | Ingredients

Raisio ramps up global production of gluten-free oat products

Raisio Group is targeting the expansion of its international oat business, with investments of EUR 8 m funnelled into increasing capacity at the company’s oat mill in Nokia/Finland. This will allow the company capability to produce gluten-free oat products at its mill. The popularity of oats is notably sustained by a burgeoning consumer appetite for plant-based proteins.

“Thanks to the investments, our oat mill is now in top working condition,” says Pekka Kuusniemi, President and CEO of Raisio. “We increased the mill capacity and our ability to manufacture different oat products to meet the growing demand in Finland and the rest of Europe. The oat boom is just beginning in Europe now, so the growth perspectives are quite interesting”.