WESTCHESTER, ILL. — Ingredion, Inc. plans to invest about $100 million over the next several years to increase its manufacturing capacity for specialty ingredients. The Westchester-based company expects to invest in manufacturing facilities located primarily in North America and Asia Pacific, where crops like tapioca and rice may be better used.

Ingredion specializes in nature-based sweeteners, starches and nutrition ingredients.

“There are growing trends toward wholesome products made with authentic ingredients and products designed for convenience,” said Ilene Gordon, chairman, president and chief executive officer. “Expanding our capacity will help customers deliver against these trends.”