Bunge partners IMCD to expand presence in Europe’s lecithin market

NETHERLANDS – Bunge, a leading oilseeds processing company and one of the world’s largest lecithin producers, is looking to expand its presence in Europe’s lecithin market through a partnership with IMCD. The exclusive distribution partnership was entered by Bunge Loders Croklaan, Bunge’s plant-based lipids business and IMCD’s Food and Nutrition division. According to a statement from Bunge, the agreement which is effective immediately, allows IMCD to distribute Bunge Loders Croklaan’s complete BungeMaxx lecithin portfolio in Europe. Specifically, IMCD will be the exclusive distributor of Bunge’s lecithin portfolio in Austria, Belgium,…

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Food ingredients company IMCD inaugurates pilot plant for meat, seafood and plant-based analogues in Thailand

THAILAND – Netherland-based distributor of speciality food ingredients and flavours IMCD has inaugurated a new pilot plant for meat, seafood and plant-based analogues in Thailand, to better support customers in the Asia Pacific region. Founded in 1995, IMCD has grown over time, expanding its foot print first in Europe then to the rest of the World. 25 years after it was first formed, IMCD boasts of a global footprint that spans over 50 countries in 6 continents and can confidently boast of being a global leader in formulation and distribution…

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IMCD appoints Andreas Igerl as new head of its Chinese business

CHINA – IMCD China, a subsidiary of Dutch distributor of speciality chemicals and food ingredients, the IMCD Group, has appointed Andreas Igerl as the company’s new Managing Director, effective October 1st, 2020. In his new role, IMCD China said that Andreas will lead and further drive the strategic growth ambitions of the business, continue to expand positive and trust-based relations with business partners and customers to further strengthen IMCD China’s position in the country. Andreas will be based at the IMCD offices in Shanghai and will be reporting to Haiko…

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IMCD opens new location in Dubai to expands its presence in the Middle East

NETHERLANDS – IMCD, one of the leading distributors of speciality chemicals and food ingredients, is has opened its new offices in Dubai to complement its operations in Egypt and support its expansion in the Middle East. IMCD first entered the Middle East region by opening an office in Cairo, Egypt in 2018. The Dutch ingredients supplier says that the new office in Dubai will be instrumental in scaling up its operations in the Middle East. From the new office, IMCD notes that it will now be coordinating operations in the…

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IMCD rebrands Mexican operations to strengthen presence in Latin America

NETHERLANDS – IMCD, a Dutch distributor of food ingredients and speciality chemicals has rebranded its operations in Mexico to IMCD Mexico S.A. de C.V. following the acquisition of Swiss-based DCS Pharma. IMCD signed an agreement to acquire 90% of DCS Pharma in November 2019 and completed the acquisition in December. The company said that it will be acquiring the remaining 10% by December 2021. DCS Pharma, headquartered in Basel, was founded in 2016 by the two Swiss distributors Dolder AG and ChemSwiss AG and operates in eight markets such as…

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IMCD acquires Israeli based Zifroni Chemical Suppliers Limited

NETHERLANDS – Dutch supplier of speciality chemicals and food ingredients, IMCD, has successfully completed the acquisition of the Israeli distributor Zifroni Chemical Suppliers Limited. Zifroni, based in Rishon Le-Zion, Israel was founded in 1950 and is a leading distributor of specialty chemical ingredients in Israel. The company generated a revenue of €10.2 million (US$11.36 million) in 2019 through their representation of world leading producers from the US, Europe and Asia. Commenting on the acquisition, John Robinson, a Director at IMCD said that Zifroni will further strengthen IMCD’s globalisation agenda, adding…

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IMCD acquires Colombian specialty distributor Unired Químicas to expand footprint

NETHERLANDS – IMCD, a leading distributor of specialty chemicals and food ingredients, has acquired Colombia-based ingredient distributor, Unired Químicas, to support the company’s expansion in Latin America. Unired distributes specialty chemicals and ingredients to the food as well as pharmaceutical and personal care markets. The company will be fully integrated with IMCD’s organisation in 2020. IMCD said that Unired is an excellent fit with the company given its specialty focus, asset light business model and long-term relationships with leading suppliers. According to IMCD, the acquisition also supports its strategy to…

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IMCD establishes national US footprint as single entity with full integration of Horn

USA – IMCD N.V., a leading distributor of specialty chemicals and food ingredients, has completed the integration of specialty chemicals distributor, Horn into its IMCD US operations. Horn was acquired by IMCD in August 2018 and its integration completes the company’s transition into one IMCD US organization with dedicated market focus. Operating coast-to-coast, IMCD said that its US technical sales team offers a robust product portfolio with representation of leading global suppliers. “With the full integration of HORN, IMCD has created an industry-leading distribution channel, well-positioned for further growth in…

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IMCD acquires Monachem Additives to expand footprint in India

INDIA – IMCD, a leading distributor of speciality chemicals and food ingredients, has acquired full ownership of India based Monachem Additives to support the company’s expansion plan in the market. Monachem Additives operates in India through two subsidiaries; Monachem Additives Private Limited and Addpol Chemspecialities Private Limited. Both entities will be fully integrated into IMCD’s existing organisation by 2020. The Vadodara-headquartered company is engaged in supplying and selling a comprehensive range of specialty chemicals products, in particular for the plastics industry.   Olivier Champault, Director of IMCD Advanced Materials comments,…

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IMCD acquires Matrix Ingredients operations in Singapore and Malaysia

NETHERLANDS – IMCD, a leading distributor of speciality chemicals and food ingredients, has acquired the food distribution business of Matrix Ingredients in Singapore and Malaysia, for an undisclosed sum. Following the transaction, Maxim Ingredients International Pte. Ltd. and Matrix Ingredients Sdn. Bhd. will be integrated into IMCD’s existing organisation. Established in 2002, Matrix Ingredients provides ingredients, technical services and formulation advice in the savoury and processed meat segment in both Singapore and Malaysia markets. IMCD said that the services offered by Matrix Ingredients form a valuable addition to its food and ingredients portfolio aiming…

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