Expansion plans lead to total plant restructuring

Destilla had already built a new plant to provide more production capacity and meet the strong growth, in Nördlingen, in 2018. The plan is now to consolidate all production onto the new site.

A team of experts from factory design, pharma/biotech, architecture and project management developed a future-proof vision for Destilla. Alongside optimizing the value-stream-oriented process, they developed a sustainable, CO2-neutral building and energy design, including a biomass plant to generate extra energy from production waste. In the conception phase, io also prepared the area requirements assessment, the TBE concept, the layout planning as well as the cost and framework schedule.



io did an excellent job of understanding our processes and requirements. Together, we were able to develop a holistic and sustainable vision for Destilla’s way forward.

Matthias Thienel Managing Director

Key Facts


Destilla is a family business based in Nördlingen, Germany, that manufactures natural flavors and compositions. It has over 50 years of experience producing purely natural products through distillation and extraction processes.

The challenge

  • Incorporate strong company growth and increasing production volume
  • Relocate existing production to new site


  • Develop a future-proof vision for long-term competitiveness
  • High degree of product and occupational safety with clear process flows
  • Sustainable CO2-neutral building and energy design with biomass plant for reusing production waste