CANADA – The American food ingredients supplier, BI Nutraceuticals (BI) has partnered with Brenntag Canada Inc, a leading chemical distribution company as it looks to strengthen its portfolio in Canada.
According to the companies, the partnership, set to be effective starting March 1, 2019 will allow Brenntag to widen its portfolio to include ingredients that are healthier, natural and on-trend.
Joining hands with BI Nutraceuticals, which specializes in plant-based ingredients, strengthens Brenntag’s capabilities in chemical distribution.
“Brenntag has long been recognized for supporting suppliers to the Canadian marketplace,” said BI’s Vice President of Marketing, Randy Kreienbrink.
“Their sales and marketing team provide technical support and extensive market knowledge to a wide range of major markets, including food and beverage, health and wellness and personal care.”
“BI’s partnership will now allow Brenntag to widen its portfolio to include ingredients that are healthier, natural and on-trend. BI looks forward to a strong and successful relationship with Brenntag and its partners.”
BI is the leading manufacturer of plant-based ingredients to the food & beverage, dietary supplement, personal care, and pet care industries.
Its portfolio includes plant-based powders, extracts, proteins, fibers, vitamin mineral premixes with an eye on nutrition, food safety, and consumer trends.
Brenntag Food & Nutrition is part of the Brenntag Group, a German and global market leader in full-line chemical distribution.
Commenting on the acquisition, Eric Laramée, Industry Manager for Food & Nutrition Canada said Brenntag’s Canadian customers will now have access to a sustainable source of botanicals and innovative plant-based fibres and proteins.
“BI has an extensive product line which perfectly complements our existing portfolio.
“BI has a leading position in the GMO-free, natural, and organic ingredients market. This combined with Brenntag’s ability to provide market intelligence and solutions will make our customers sense the difference,” he said.