Germany’s Brenntag acquires Zhongbai to expand its Chinese food and nutrition business

CHINA – German Chemical and ingredients distribution company, Brenntag, has announced plans to acquire Chinese speciality ingredients supplier Zhongbai Xingye Food Technology (Beijing) Co. Brenntag aims to expand its food and nutrition business in China through the acquisition and has described the move as an “important step for our company to become a full-line distributor of food ingredients in the Asian market”. “The chemical distribution market in Asia Pacific, and especially in China, is growing dynamically,”  said Christian Kohlpaintner, CEO of the Brenntag Group. “We see a substantial potential there,…

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Brenntag opens new Food Application & Development Center business in Brazil

BRAZIL – Brenntag Food & Nutrition (Brenntag F&N) has opened its newest Food Application & Development Center (FADC) in Guarulhos, close to São Paulo in Brazil, further increasing its global footprint. This new facility will enable the Brenntag F&N team in Brazil to offer its customers even more tailored-made services and individual product development solutions. It will focus on beverages, bakery, dairy, chocolate & confectionery, sauces, meat, convenience foods, functional foods and food supplements. “Brazil is the largest economy in South America and Brenntag Food and Nutrition has a clear…

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Brenntag Food & Nutrition announces distribution agreement with Axiom Foods

USA – The Brenntag Food & Nutrition business unit in North America, a subsidiary of the Brenntag Group, has announced a new collaboration with Axiom Foods for the distribution of plant proteins in the United States and Canada. Brenntag Food & Nutrition will distribute Axiom Foods’ line of clean label, dietary inclusive ingredients for the food, beverage, nutraceutical and specialty foods industries. The comprehensive ingredient line includes hemp, pea, pumpkin, rice and sacha inchi proteins, oat and rice dairy-replacement powders, and Axiom’s newly launched texturized pea proteins. Commenting on the…

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Brenntag opens new Food Application & Development Center in Latin America

GUATEMALA – Brenntag Food & Nutrition has officially opened its new Food Application & Development Center in Guatemala City, Latin America. The new facility is Brenntag’s fourth Food Application & Development Center for Latin America and will support the Food & Nutrition teams particularly in Central America. The German ingredients supplier added that the facility will also serve the rest of Latin America in the Beverage, Dairy, Confectionery and Bakery segment. According to the company, the new Food Application & Development Center is equipped with specialized devices to find the…

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Brenntag Food & Nutrition officially opens the new site in Italy

ITALY – Brenntag Food & Nutrition has opened a new state-of-the-art site in Padua, Italy dedicated entirely to the application, creation, development, production and distribution of food ingredients and solutions. Brenntag said that the brand-new location housing operational and administrative workplaces and executive offices incorporating Chimab Spa will also offer innovative and efficient logistics system. The new site has a state-of-the-art Food Application and Development Centre with dedicated areas for wide application areas. The Centre will service the customers seeking solutions for bakery & bread, convenience food, ready meals, soups…

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Sensus partners with Brenntag for distribution of products in South Africa

SOUTH AFRICA – The Brenntag Food & Nutrition business unit in South Africa, a subsidiary of Germany based Brenntag Group, has entered into an exclusive agreement for the distribution of Senus product lines in South Africa. Under the Agreement, Brenntag South Africa will distribute Sensus’s Frutafit® inulin and Frutalose® oligofructose natural soluble dietary fibres in the country. Frutafit® inulin and Frutalose® oligofructose are natural soluble dietary fibres sourced from chicory roots. The ingredients have significant, scientifically proven health benefits with texturizing properties and a rich taste. Sensus explains that they…

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Brenntag secures AB Enzymes’ distribution deal in US and Canada

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…

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Germany based Brenntag Holding gets nod to acquire Kenyan firm Desbro

KENYA – The Competition Authority of Kenya (CAK) has approved acquisition of Kenyan chemical distributor Desbro Limited by Brenntag Holding B.V., a subsidiary of Germany-based chemical distributor Brenntag Group, reports Business Daily. CAK approved the acquisition on condition that Brenntag retains 80 employees who currently work at the firm for a period of one year. The transaction will see 100% acquisition of the Desbro’s Business and assets including intellectual property, business records, equipment, goodwill, licences, stock, third party rights and employees by Brenntag. “Based on the foregoing, it is the…

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Brenntag partners with Cargill for exclusive cocoa and chocolate distribution in Central Eastern Europe

EUROPE – Brenntag, a German chemical distribution company and Cargill have reached an agreement, making Brenntag the exclusive distribution partner for Cargill’s industrial cocoa and chocolate in the Central Eastern European (CEE) region. According to the company, the distribution agreement includes Cargill’s leading Gerkens® cocoa powder brand, as well as its broad chocolate range, which includes a variety of chocolate inclusions, coatings and fillings. “Consumer choice is led by taste. Chocolate is a main taste component across the sweet application areas, also extending to savory. Brenntag CEE is a strong…

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Brenntag opens South African operations

SOUTH AFRICA – Leading chemical distribution company Brenntag has officially opened its South African office following the acquisition of four companies, strengthening its focus in South Africa and the region. The company has officially formed Brenntag South Africa (Pty) Ltd. following the merger of four separate operating entities: Lionheart, Plastichem, Multilube and Warren Chem Specialities, that had been serving the local and regional market from their bases in South Africa. “The new company has a focused commercial set-up, specifically tailored to customer industry sectors and leveraging on the expertise and…

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