Barentz International expands with acquisition of Chicago based Ingredients Inc

Barentz International, a global distributor of life science ingredients, has confirmed the acquisition of Chicago-based Ingredients Inc, which offers product applications including confectionery and bakery ranges.

As the Netherland-based business revealed, its expansion enables it to deliver a wider range of high-quality ingredient solutions designed to cater for the US market.

The two companies share a proven 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. With headquarters in Chicago, and serviced by a network of warehouses, Ingredients Inc strengthens Barentz’ national US coverage.

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,” he remarked. ”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 excellent 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 has an excellent national USA coverage and we see many opportunities to add our network and our solutions to the country. It will strengthen both our presence in the USA, as well as our global network.” Mr. Van der Wal expects rapid cooperation and results. “We share a similar corporate private culture, ensuring continuity for all employees and offering them new interesting growth perspectives,” he added.

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