Roquette set to launch world’s largest pea protein plant in Canada

CANADA – Roquette, a global leader in plant-based ingredients and a pioneer of new vegetal proteins, has announced that it is on track to open the world’s largest pea protein plant in Portage la Prairie, Manitoba, Canada, by the end of this year. The move comes as the plant-based revolution marches on and industry grapples for more appealing and diverse ways to present plant-based proteins to the masses. Roquette has invested more than half a billion Euros in pea protein over a period of five years, of which nearly €400…

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Beyond Meat and Roquette sign a multi-year pea protein supply agreement

USA – Beyond Meat has announced a multi-year pea protein supply agreement with Roquette, a global leader in plant-based ingredients and a pioneer of plant proteins. The supply agreement builds on a previous partnership between the companies and significantly increases the amount of pea protein to be supplied by Roquette to Beyond Meat over the next three years as compared to the amount supplied in 2019. Ethan Brown, Beyond Meat’s Founder & CEO commented, “This latest contract with Roquette reflects Beyond Meat’s commitment to further scaling the plant protein supply…

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Azelis expands its distribution agreement with Roquette into Asia Pacific

BELGUIM – Azelis has agreed to expand its partnership with Roquette, a global leader in plant-based ingredients for food, nutrition and health markets, into new territories. Azelis will now be distributing Roquette’s complete food range in Indonesia and its pea ingredients in Vietnam. The food ingredients supplier said that the deal will further reinforce the company’s position as key player in the food and nutrition industry and its commitment to support the markets in Asia Pacific in general. This new mandate builds upon the existing partnership between Azelis and Roquette…

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Roquette signs partnership with Equinom to develop high protein pea variety

USA – Roquette, a global leader in plant-based ingredients for Food, Nutrition and Health markets and a pioneer in new vegetal proteins, and Equinom Ltd., an innovative Israel based breeding technology company, have signed a partnership agreement for the development and sourcing of new pea varieties with high-protein content. According to the company, this is the first agreement and investment made by Roquette in Israel, and through this collaboration Roquette is able to be involved on the cutting edge of new non-GMO plant variety development addressing industrial needs and consumer…

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Roquette to acquire 100% of Sethness Products Company

FRANCE – Roquette, a global leader in plant-based ingredients for Food, Nutrition and Health markets, has announced it has signed an agreement to acquire 100% of Sethness Products Company, the global leader in the production of high quality caramel color for Food & Beverage markets. According to the company, the family business founded in the USA in 1880 and headquartered in Skokie (IL); Sethness Products Company, it shares with Roquette the values of product excellence and long-term vision for over 135 years. The company has solely focused on the production…

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Roquette announces expansion of Tokyo Food Customer Technical Service Center

FRANCE – Roquette, a global leader in plant-based ingredients for Food, Nutrition and Health markets, has announced the expansion of its Food Customer Technical Service Center (CTS) in Tokyo. According to the company, this was in response to a local increasing demand in personalized nutrition, with ingredients such as plant-based proteins, fibers and healthy carbohydrates. The expansion of the facility has increased its size by 50%, and it now includes new pilot-scale capabilities that will enable Roquette food application experts to bring value to Japanese and Asian customers in specialized…

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Roquette opens Singapore R&D centre to focus on Asian growth

SINGAPORE – French plant-based ingredients maker Roquette has opened a regional headquarters and a research centre in Singapore as it steps up its focus on Asian growth. Roquette said its over 1,100 square metres new innovation centre at Biopolis will allow the company to partner with customers, universities and research institutions, such as Singapore’s Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*star) or the National University of Singapore. According to the company, its state-of-the-art facilities, which include a research laboratory, customer technical services as well as the new regional headquarters, will allow…

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Roquette breaks ground on pea-protein manufacturing site

FRANCE – Roquette, a global leader in innovative plant-based food ingredients, has celebrated its ground-breaking of its pea-protein manufacturing site to be built in Manitoba, Canada. The event, which was graced by the presence of local authorities and First Nation’s representatives, constituted a major step forward since Roquette had earlier in January announced an investment over US$320 million to build the site. “We are thrilled to celebrate our new site’s ground-breaking today in Portage-La-Prairie, and to start working with our local partners on the next phases of this project. This…

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