Barentz International (Hoofddorp, The Netherlands), a global distributor of life-science ingredients, is expanding its activities in the world of taste and nutrition with the acquisition of Ingredients Inc. (Chicago, IL), a developer and supplier of high-quality ingredients to food and beverage, pet food, and nutraceutical manufacturers.
Ingredients Inc. and Barentz share a proven track-record in developing, formulating, manufacturing, and producing ingredients and custom-blends for their clients. Both companies add value by developing new ideas and innovative solutions through their expertise and network of specialized application laboratories.
“This is a promising new route, from which both parties will immediately benefit from each other’s strengths,” said Jim Stewart, founder and managing director of Ingredients Inc., in a press release. “For Ingredients Inc., and for me personally, the customer-centric and entrepreneurial spirit of Barentz are of key importance. We are a family business with an extraordinary passion for our customers. We see the same attitude at Barentz: to always strive for better solutions.”
“This is the way to bundle all the expertise and skills that we have throughout our organization toward developing and implementing innovative and suitable solutions,” added Hidde van der Wal, CEO of Barentz, in a press release. “Ingredients Inc has an excellent national U.S. coverage and we see many opportunities to add our network and our solutions to the country. It will strengthen both our presence in the United States, as well as our global network.”