Barentz acquires US-based Ingredients Inc

Distributor of life science ingredients has expanded its activities with the acquisition of Chicago-based ingredients developer and supplier

Barentz International, a global distributor of life science ingredients, has expanded its activities with the acquisition of Chicago-based Ingredients Inc, a developer and supplier of ingredients to food and beverage, pet food and nutraceutical manufacturers.

The acquisition diversifies Barentz' sources, enabling it to deliver a wider range of high-quality ingredient solutions in the US market. With headquarters in Chicago, and serviced by a network of warehouses, Ingredients Inc strengthens Barentz' national US coverage.

Ingredients Inc and Barentz share a track-record in developing, formulating, manufacturing and producing ingredients and custom-blends for their clients. Both companies add value by developing new ideas and innovative solutions through their expertise and network of specialised application laboratories.

Jim Stewart, founder and Managing Director of Ingredients Inc is looking forward to joining Barentz: "This is a promising new route, from which both parties will immediately 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."

For Barentz' CEO, Hidde van der Wal, Ingredients Inc's expertise is an excellent addition to the Barentz family of life science solutions. He said: "This is the way to bundle all the expertise and skills that we have throughout our organisation towards developing and implementing innovative and suitable solutions."

"Ingredients Inc has an excellent national US coverage and we see many opportunities to add our network and our solutions to the country. It will strengthen both our presence in the US, as well as our global network." Van der Wal added. "We share a similar corporate private culture, ensuring continuity for all employees and offering them new interesting growth perspectives."

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