CANADA – Azelis a leading innovation service provider in the specialty chemicals and food ingredients industry has expanded its distribution agreement with Mane, a leading fragrance and flavour house, beyond France, the UK, Ireland, Benelux, and Turkey.

According to Azelis, the partnership is in line with Azelis’ strategy of organic growth with its key partners and its mandate is to expand the existing partnership.

The new distribution network that broadens Azelis’ product offering in the food and nutrition market of its flavours and taste solutions will be in Denmark, Norway, and Sweden.

Renaud Milliard, Sales Director of Distribution Flavors at MANE revealed that MANE has been present in the flavour and taste markets for several years and will maintain its direct engagement to strategic accounts.

He noted that the extension of the partnership with Azelis would enable the company to reinforce its presence in the Scandinavian markets and offer additional services for the clients.

Gert Schnoor, Managing Director at Azelis Nordic, added that the agreement is beneficial to both parties as it is a principal thing for them and the customers.

 “We are pleased to be MANE’s exclusive partner in the Scandinavian countries, giving us the opportunity to introduce their high-quality products to the Food & Nutrition market in this region and strengthening our lateral value chain,” he noted.

“This deal confirms the strong collaboration between the two companies and the joint efforts of both MANE and Azelis in terms of innovation and sustainability. We look forward to bringing our technical expertise to our customers, to best meet their current needs.”

India seeks to be global plant protein supplier

Meanwhile, discussions are going on to see India as a global plant protein supplier, building a millennium of plant-based foods and traditions and culture.

The Plant-Based Food Industry Association (PBFIA) revealed that the country’s increase in trade opportunities is significantly growing and could be the leading source of ingredients for the world’s rapidly growing plant-based foods market.

“The Plant Protein Cluster envisages the construction of 12 centres in India to transform the country’s food processing and agriculture industries to supply the global plant-based food market, which is expected to be valued at US$162 billion by 2030.”

Recently, Mane unveiled its manufacturing facility in India, which was initiated jointly by Mr Jean Mane, president of the Mane Group and Dr Geemon Korah, executive director, and CEO of Mane Kancor.

The facility, which spreads around fifty acres of land, is set to generate employment in the region and create indirect opportunities for many people, including farmers.

The facility is in Byadgi, which is the main growing belt for high-colour varieties of chilli and falls under the Make-In-India program, an initiative of the Indian government.

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