Dry4Good, an industrial FoodTech specialized in the production of high value-added ingredients, inaugurates this Thursday 1er December, its first plant specialized in the production of innovative ingredients for the food, cosmetics and nutraceutical industries. With a production capacity of 50 tons of ingredients per year, this new site of 1000m2 The new building, built by Vectura, a real estate company specialized in commercial real estate, will allow the start-up to demonstrate the technological and industrial production of ingredients for a more sustainable and healthier diet.
From laboratory to first production unit in 24 months
Founded in 2019, Dry4Good is a start-up from Ile-de-France specialized in the manufacture of healthy and natural products, obtained from specific innovative technologies. These allow to keep the taste, color and texture of the raw materials, as well as all the nutritional values, without any substantial addition or modification.
This eco-efficient precision drying process was initially developed in the laboratory of La Turbine, the Cergy-Pontoise incubator and business center (IPHE). After a year of R&D, a pilot plant was put into service in 2021, thus meeting the first demands of a particularly attentive market. Thanks to this pre-industrial equipment, Dry4Good was able to develop a range of industrial ingredients and to seduce its first customers, players in the food and cosmetics industries.
A move to an industrial scale with its 1000m pilot production site2
Today, the start-up is moving to the next level in order to increase the capacity of its activity and to meet the high demand of its customers, by inaugurating its first industrial site of 1000m2. With three production lines and a processing capacity of 2 tons of fresh produce per day, the new plant has validated the industrial scale-up of its breakthrough technology. It will enable the production of the equivalent of 50 tons of ingredients per year to meet the growing demand, as early as 2023.
"We are pleased to inaugurate our first pilot production site in the Val d'Oise. This site, designed in record time and tailor-made by VECTURA, allows us to move to an industrial scale and marks a major step in our development. The market is there and its potential is immense due to the strong growth of the sector and the growing needs of industrialists for healthier, more efficient and environmentally friendly formulations. "says Romaric Janssen, co-founder of Dry4Good.
A start-up leader in reindustrialization and territorial development
In line with BPI France's ambitions, this first pilot site located in Cergy (95) is actively participating in the development of the agribusiness sector in France. The public organization aims to create 100 new industrial sites per year, in the territories, by 2025, to reindustrialize France and meet its challenges of sovereignty and employment.
The Dry4Good production line is also located as close as possible to the sourcing. Most of the raw materials used are sourced through a large network of farmers (producers and cooperatives) in the Paris region. By favoring products grown near its site, Dry4Good participates in its own way in the economic development of a French agricultural sector. The company is also one of the startups labeled French Tech Agri20, and also holds the "Produit en Ile-de-France" label.
An investment of more than 4 million euros
This first industrial site was created thanks to the financial support of regional and national public partners strongly committed to the economic development of the territories, namely: France Relance, France 2030, the Ile de France Region and BPI France. The startup has also relied on the support of private investors, and has benefited from public aid as a winner of the I-NOV competition, but also from the Programme d'Investissement d'Avenir (PIA 4). In total, the startup will have deployed more than 4M€, allowing the continuation of investments as well as the creation of 30 direct jobs on the territory.