NETHERLANDS – Dutch distributor of life science ingredients, Barentz International has expanded its activities in the dynamic world of taste and nutrition with the acquisition of Chicago-based Ingredients Inc.

Ingredients Inc is a family business in the USA, and a one of the leading developers and suppliers of ingredients to food and beverage, pet food and nutraceutical manufacturers.

The acquisition, whose financial details were not revealed, diversifies Barentz’ sources, enabling it to deliver a wider range of high-quality ingredient solutions in the USA market.

Jim Stewart, founder and Managing Director of Ingredients Inc said that he was looking forward to joining Barentz. “This is a promising new route, from which both parties will immediately benefit from each other’s strengths,” he remarked.

“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.”

Barentz’ CEO, Hidde van der Wal, said that Ingredients Inc’s expertise is an excellent addition to the Barentz family of life science solutionsand strengthens Barentz’ national USA coverage.

“This is the way to bundle all the expertise and skills that we have throughout our organization towards developing and implementing innovative and suitable solutions,” he said.

“Ingredients Inc has an excellent national USA coverage and we see many opportunities to add our network and our solutions to the country. It will strengthen both our presence in the USA, as well as our global network.

Mr. Van der Wal expects rapid cooperation and results. “We share a similar corporate private culture, ensuring continuity for all employees and offering them new interesting growth perspectives,” he added.

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.