CAPSA FOOD LAUNCHES CAPSA VIDA, ITS NEW INVESTMENT VEHICLE FOR DEVELOPING THE FOOD OF THE FUTURE
- Through collaboration with talent, the company aspires to have a prominent role in future healthy eating, personalised for consumers at all times and sustainable with the use of resources.
- The project will have an investment of five million euros
Granda, Siero, 1 October 2019
CAPSA FOOD launches CAPSA V.I.D.A. (Food Development Investment Vehicle), a project that reinforces the company’s commitment to innovation. Through this initiative, the dairy company will continue to strengthen its collaboration with talent and external knowledge to continue being relevant in the healthy eating of the future, through personalised solutions for consumers while at all times being sustainable in the use of resources.
This project is encompassed within the company’s CSR strategy and under the umbrella of its mission to assure the future for farming partners and offer natural products and solutions that improve people’s health and quality of life in a sustainable environment.
In recent years, the company has made investments aligned with this objective. At the end of 2018, it acquired a shareholding of RAW SUPERDRINK, the world’s first natural isotonic drink in the market, making its first foray out of the dairy market. An agreement was also signed this year with CANTABRIA LABS to develop and market new nutritional formulas in the pharmacy channel, which has enabled the joint development of the NMCLA line consisting of different complete liquid diets aimed at people with greater nutrient requirements. At the beginning of 2019, the CENTRAL LECHERA ASTURIANA INSTITUTE FOR PERSONALISED NUTRITION was conceived with its “39ytu” project, based on precision nutritional recommendations after conducting a microbiome test. Another project that CAPSA FOOD has carried out this year was to create SAN ANTONIO BIOTICS together with the Catholic University of Murcia. Its objective is to investigate functional probiotics designed specifically for different clinical, preventive and therapeutic situations related to the microbiota and the microbiome. CAPSA FOOD has recently acquired a shareholding in ENTOMO AGROINDUSTRIAL, a joint project that enables industrial waste to be transformed so that it can be integrated back into the economy as animal feed ingredients. In this period, it also launched ASANA BIO, its organic food brand. It is also important to highlight the company’s commitment to healthy eating by eliminating artificial E’s in all Central Lechera Asturiana brand products.
CAPSA FOOD has thus invested more than 15 million euros in the last three years between the R&D projects and the capital investments detailed above. With the objective of detecting business opportunities and investing in start-ups, CAPSA V.I.D.A. will have an initial budget of 5 million euros for the next five years.
Through this new project, on which research groups, technologists, specialised investors and other corporate alliances will collaborate, a search path begins through science and technology to create a platform that helps the company to build better food for all people, while optimising the resources used to reduce environmental impact.