Barentz International has expanded its activities in the dynamic world of taste and nutrition. The company announced its acquisition of Chicago-based Ingredients Inc, a successful American family business and developer and supplier of high-quality ingredients to food and beverage, pet food and nutraceutical manufacturers.
Jim Stewart, founder and managing director of Ingredients Inc is looking forward to joining Barentz. “This is a promising new route. Both parties will benefit from each other’s strengths. For Ingredients Inc, and for me personally, the customer-centric and entrepreneurial spirit of Barentz are of key importance. We are a family business with an extraordinary passion for our customers. We see the same attitude at Barentz: To always strive for better solutions.”
For Barentz’ CEO, Hidde van der Wal, Ingredients Inc’s expertise is an addition to the Barentz family of life science solutions. “This is the way to bundle all the expertise and skills that we have throughout our organization towards developing and implementing innovative and suitable solutions,” he said. “Ingredients Inc will strengthen both our presence in the USA, as well as our global network.”
Ingredient Inc is America’s leading developer and supplier of high-quality ingredients for the USA food market. The company was established in 1985 by Jim and Debbie Stewart, and is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois. The company has a strong position in bakery, pet food, beverage, confectionary, dairy, dressings, health and nutrition. Ingredient Inc. mainly serves markets in USA and Canada.
Barentz is a leading global specialty ingredients distributor for the Human Nutrition, Pharmaceutical, Personal Care and Animal Nutrition markets. Headquartered in the Netherlands, Barentz distributes ingredients to small and medium-sized enterprises (‘SMEs’) and large customers globally. Barentz sources branded specialty ingredients from leading manufacturers worldwide and its ingredients experts provide value-added technical support (including pre-mixing, blending, ingredient formulation and ingredient testing) from its state-of-the-art, customized formulation centers and application laboratories in Europe, Americas and Asia.