USA – The Brenntag Food & Nutrition business unit of the Brenntag Group has secured deal to distribute AB Enzymes’ product line in the United States and Canada.

The deal combines capabilities in this market to provide customers with the right enzyme solutions in various applications including bakery.

AB Enzymes develops and distributes enzymes for industrial applications including food enzymes for baking and beverages, enzymes for animal feed, textile, detergent, and pulp and paper industries.

“Our customers will benefit from the proven expertise and the wide regional coverage of the Brenntag team,” said Greg LeFebvre, N. America Regional Director, AB Enzymes.

“Our teams will work together with our customers to provide novel solutions and an enhanced level of service.”

The new agreement allows Brenntag to distribute AB Enzymes’ product line that includes: VERON® for baking, flour milling, and pasta applications; ROHALASE® for grain and oilseed manufacturing processes; ROHAMENT®, ROHAPECT® and ROHAVIN®  for fruits, vegetables, juices, and wines; and COROLASE® for protein processing and modification.

AB Enzymes is part of ABF Ingredients (ABFI), a division of Associated British Foods.

Earlier this year the company launched the latest addition to its Rohalase grain processing enzyme portfolio: Rohalase Separation- a food-grade enzyme product specifically developed for wheat-starch-gluten separation processes.

Larry Davis, Vice President, Brenntag North America, Food & Nutrition, said: “Our relationship with AB Enzymes exemplifies Brenntag’s commitment to providing customers with the highest quality products from leading manufacturers.

“We are confident that Brenntag’s Food & Nutrition team, with the support of AB Enzymes technical capabilities and enzyme offering, will bring significant value to our customers.”

Earlier in February, US-based ingredients supplier BI Nutraceuticals (BI) partnered Brenntag Canada to strengthen its market reach in Canada.

Brenntag also became the exclusive distribution partner for Cargill’s industrial cocoa and chocolate in the Central Eastern European (CEE) region last October.