Puratos expands better-for-you portfolio with acquisition of European edible seeds supplier Schobbers

NETHERLANDS — Specialist provider for the global bakery, patisserie and chocolate market, the Puratos Group has acquired European supplier of edible seeds Schobbers for an undisclosed sum.   Founded more than 75 years ago, Schobbers has built a broad portfolio of seeds, kernels, flakes, ancient grains, and grits sourced from all over the world.   The products are cleaned, checked, roasted, and packed within Schobbers’ dedicated facilities in Venlo, the Netherlands before being supplied to bakeries, confectioners, and snack makers.  Puratos said that the acquisition is in line with its health and…

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Puratos Ethiopia opens new innovation hub equipped with high-end baking equipment

ETHIOPIA – Puratos, a global provider of solutions for bakery, patisserie and chocolate, has opened a new innovation hub at its subsidiary in Ethiopia, dedicated to nurturing bakery and pastry creativity in the country. The Hub, which is the first of its kind for the nation will serve artisans, quick-service restaurants, cafes, hotels, supermarkets, and restaurants with the focus to provide a place to develop creativity and transform concepts into finished foods. According to reports by AfroLeap, the center is open for startups and entrepreneurs who want to delve into…

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Ingredients provider Puratos opens four new African subsidiaries through a Joint Venture with local partners

AFRICA – Puratos, a global provider of solutions for bakery, patisserie and chocolate has opened four new subsidiaries in Kenya, Ivory Coast, Ethiopia and Nigeria through a joint venture initiative with local partners in the respective countries. Puratos headquatered in Brussels, Belgium, offers a full range of innovative products, raw materials and application expertise for artisans, industry, retailers and food service customers in the bakery, patisseries and chocolate sector. With the four new African subsidiaries, according to the company press-release, it aims to further establish local presence in key countries…

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SpaceBakery project secures US$6.93m in funding to support research

BELGUIM – The SpaceBakery project, a unique consortium composed of seven Belgian organisations has secured a total of €6.3m (US$6.93m) in funding to support the project’s research on finding sustainable food production technologies. Led Puratos, a global bakery, pastry and chocolate expert, the consortium will begin research in 2020 working on an enclosed ecological system to explore possibilities of producing food in Mars with an aim of sustainably feeding the growing population in the future. However, before the project uses the research to help feed the first people on the…

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