NETHERLANDS — Global health, nutrition, and bioscience company Royal DSM has unified its food Specialties, Hydrocolloids and part of its Nutritional Products group into a new integrated Food & Beverage operating structure.  

In a statement, the company said the new structure is designed to bring together its full range of food and beverage ingredients, expertise and science-based solutions for improving the taste and texture of food. 

DSM said the new Food & Beverage organization will focus on helping consumers ‘enjoy it all’ without having to choose between taste, texture and health.  

“The food and beverage market is an incredibly exciting and dynamic space, so it’s a fantastic time for both the industry and DSM,” Patrick Niels, executive VP Food & Beverage at DSM, said. 

“This new organization will better serve our customers by providing one-stop-shop access to our full portfolio of food and beverage solutions – unleashing our full potential and cementing our position as a powerhouse for the food and beverage industry.” 

Niels is confident that with new integrated business structure, DSM offers more than just ingredients to its customers.

“They get a purpose-led partner that understands their business needs and will help them innovate, improve and grow. The result? Delicious food and beverage products that are good for people and good for the planet,” he adds 

DSM says the simplified structure represents the activation of its plan first announced in September 2021 to become a fully-focused health, nutrition, and bioscience company. 

 The company has built out that plan through several recent acquisitions, including Vestkorn Milling, Tau, Norway, for $73 million, and First Choice Ingredients, Germantown, Wis., for $453 million. 

Synergy Flavors expands R&D facility 

Meanwhile, flavor, extracts, and essences supplier Synergy Flavors, Inc., has expanded its R&D laboratories and tasting spaces at its headquarters in Wauconda, Ilinois. 

Expansion works included the establishment of a new nutrition laboratory and the expansion and relocation of a beverage applications facility. 

The company also has added a new beverage thermal processing pilot plant, a new flavor creation laboratory, significantly expanded analytical chemistry and sensory facilities. 

The Wauconda facility has also been equipped with new flavor research and technology laboratory and expanded conference rooms and tasting table area. 

“We are excited about the new additions to our research and development space and look forward to continuing investing in our R&D facility to better serve our customers and employees alike,” said Mike Brown, vice president of research, development and innovation at Synergy Flavors. 

Synergy Flavors is part of Ireland-based Carbery Group, an international food ingredients and cheese company.  

The company in May 2021 acquired Innova Flavors, a supplier of savory flavors and ingredients, from Griffith Foods Worldwide. 

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