DuPont further streamlines business with internal merger

Nutrition & Health and Industrial Biosciences will merge into new $6.2bn business division called Nutrition & Biosciences

Further to the company’s business realignment, DowDuPont Specialty Products Division (DuPont) is strengthening its efforts in the nutrition and biosciences field by combining the business divisions Nutrition & Health and Industrial Biosciences. The new US$6.2 billion business division will be called Nutrition & Biosciences.

Headed by Matthias Heinzel, who previously held the role of President of Nutrition & Health the new business setup will be a global market leader across the speciality food ingredients, dietary supplements, pharma excipients, household and personal care, animal nutrition and biotechnology fields with a unique product portfolio and science-based approach creating leading innovations to customers across the globe.

“Both DuPont Nutrition & Health and Industrial Biosciences are known for their innovations and strong scientific approach,” said Nutrition & Biosciences President Matthias Heinzel. “Combining the two businesses is a step to further accelerate growth and innovation while better providing customers across our industries with innovative, healthy, safe and sustainable solutions.”

The new business will, for example, benefit from complementary expertise and skills in the areas of food enzyme production, human and animal microbiome science, bioprocess engineering and R&D. Moreover, a new business structure will ensure a more targeted go-to-market strategy.

DuPont Nutrition & Biosciences will serve customers through three market-driven platforms: Food & Beverage, Health & Bioscience and Pharma Solutions.

These three focused platforms will better serve customers in speciality food, healthcare, pharma, household and personal care, animal nutrition and biotechnology sectors with a clear end-market customer approach. The business platforms will have a distinct positioning in the market that will enhance market visibility, insights, customer intimacy and drive overall business growth.

The new Nutrition & Biosciences business will be headquartered in Copenhagen, Denmark, and led by DuPont Nutrition & Biosciences President Matthias Heinzel. After combining, the new Nutrition & Biosciences business reported 2018 revenue of $6.2 billion, with over 10,000 employees, 70 manufacturing sites and 25 innovation centres across the globe.

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