Firmenich acquires Evonik’s flavor extraction technology unit in Germany

SWITZERLAND – Firmenich, a global fragrance and flavor company, has acquired the CO2 extraction business from Evonik Industries located in Trostberg, Germany, to expand its ingredients production capabilities. This acquisition significantly expands Firmenich’s capabilities in […]

Gelita and Geltor team up to commercialize first animal-free collagen for dietary supplements

USA – Gelita, a German manufacturer of collagen proteins has signed a letter of intent with premium protein ingredients supplier Geltor to develop, produce and market the first ingestible animal-free collagen proteins – to be […]

Dawn Farms acquires German cooked meats company Haas

IRELAND – Dawn Farms, Europe’s largest specialist cooked meats ingredients business, has acquired German protein supplier Haas as it continues to consolidate its business in the European market. Established in 1994, Haas is a mid-sized […]

Germany plans to introduce NutriScore food labeling system

GERMANY – Germany plans to introduce a national voluntary food labeling scheme NutriScore in the coming year, that will be used to display the nutritional value of food. Despite the model attracting mixed reactions from […]

BASF enters natural flavours and fragrances market with acquisition of Isobionics

GERMANY – BASF has acquired Isobionics, an innovation leader in biotechnology serving the global natural flavors and fragrances market, marking chemical company’s entry into the flavor and fragrance market. Isobionics, a Netherlands based company develops […]

Mars completes acquisition German functional food company foodspring

GERMANY – American confectionery giant Mars Incorporated has completed the acquisition of a significant majority stake in the German based nutrition firm, foodspring. The deal, which was announced in June this year, will see foodspring […]

Symrise opens first flavour application labs in Nigeria to support growth in West Africa

NIGERIA – German flavour and fragrance manufacturer, Symrise has opened its first applications labs in Lagos, Nigeria as part of a growth strategy to strengthen its presence in the growing West African market. Symrise will […]

DMK Group to fully acquire joint venture DV Nutrition

NETHERLANDS – Germany’s leading dairy cooperative, DMK Group has agreed to fully acquire the assets of DV Nutrition, a joint venture the company had formed with UK headquartered dairy nutrition company Volac. The move will […]

Symrise reports strong revenue growth in H1 as organic sales climb 6.2%

GERMANY – Symrise, a flavors and fragrances specialist has reported strong revenue growth for the first half of the year as net income increased by US$12.34 million (€11 million). The German maker of scents and […]

Chi Farms partners German based foundation on agriculture training in Nigeria

NIGERIA – CHI Farms Limited, a member of the TGI Group and one of the leading agribusiness companies in Nigeria has partnered with Germany’s AFOS Foundation to grow the capacity agriculturists in Nigeria The duo […]