Agrana invests US$3.75m at R&D sites in in France and Austria

AUSTRIA – Agrana, a Vienna-headquartered food company is investing around €3.4 million (US$3.75m) at two research and development sites in France and Austria this year. The investment includes €2.6 million (US$2.87m) in France to open […]

Ingredion appoints Tiffany Willis as VP Investor Relations & Corporate Communications Officer

USA – Global ingredient solutions provider, Ingredion has named Tiffany Willis as the company’s Vice President, Investor Relations And Corporate Communications Officer. In this capacity, Willis will be responsible for developing, implementing and executing an […]

Soft Robotics raises US$23m to accelerate growth in core packaging markets

USA – Soft Robotics, an innovative robotics start-up, has raised US$23 million from investors including its most recent partner, FUNAC Corp., to expand its robotics food packaging and manufacturing solutions. The Series B funding round […]

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 […]

Food Cultures & Enzymes boosts Chr. Hansen first quarter performance

DENMARK – Chr. Hansen reported an organic revenue growth of 1% in the first three months of 2019/20 to €272.4 million (US$303.64m) boosted by a 4% growth in Food Cultures & Enzymes and a 1% […]

Kwik Lok names Gary Tong as Vice President of Engineering and Innovation

USA – Packaging manufacturer, Kwik Lok Corporation has appointed Gary Tong as the company’s Vice President of Engineering and Innovation. The Washington based packaging manufacturer noted the new role was created to lead its engineers […]

Bühler sells Chinese flour ingredient business to Swiss company Bakels

SWITZERLAND – Bühler Group has sold its China-based flour ingredient business, Buhler Bangsheng Food Ingredients (Guangzhou) Co. Ltd. to Bakels Group. Bakels, a Swiss group which manufactures and distributes innovative bakery ingredients and application solutions […]

Azelis acquires Megafarma to expand operations into Latin America

MEXICO – Global food ingredients supplier, Azelis has signed an agreement to acquire Megafarma, a Mexican specialty distributor for food, pharma as well as veterinary industries. According to Azelis the integration of Megafarma will provide […]

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 […]