Chr. Hansen


Chr Hansen CEO steps down

Chr Hansen chief executive officer Cees de Jong is to leave the company after almost five years at the helm.

Centre for colouring foodstuffs

In order to better support food manufacturers with colouring foodstuffs, Chr Hansen has significantly upgraded its processing, warehousing and laboratory facilities for food ingredients with colouring properties in Canossa, Italy. “We have been offering colouring foodstuffs as part of our natural colors portfolio for years, but now we have launched a new strategy under the […]

Slow Q1 for ingredients firm

It has been a slow start to the year for Chr Hansen, yet the firm’s outlook for 2013/14 remains unchanged. CEO Cees de Jong says: “As expected Chr. Hansen experienced a slow start to the year 2013/14. Organic growth of 2% excluding carmine price effect was negatively affected by timing of orders and the loss […]

Children at risk from titanium dioxide

9 March 2012 – Children are highly exposed to titanium dioxide, a white food colour additive found in confectionery. A study tested 89 foods that contained the white colour E171, ranging from dairy products and beverages to confectionery and baked goods. Chewing gum products were found to contain the most titanium dioxide. Products such as […]

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Colour your candy

22 November 2011 – Chr. Hansen has launched a series of colouring foodstuffs with superior properties which give confectionery producers the opportunity to colour their candy in all the colours of the rainbow and still keep an e-number free label. Just like the rest of the international F&B industry confectionery producers are replacing the much […]

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New range of natural colours

21 July 2011 – Chr. Hansen has introduced a new range of all natural colours for fruit preparations, dairy, and food and beverage applications for the US market. After a successful roll-out in Europe of the ‘FruitMax’ range of coloring foodstuffs, Chr. Hansen now introduces a series of FruitMax solutions developed specifically for applications in […]


Modernised colour facilities opened

21st June 2011 – Chr. Hansen has official reopened its extended and modernised colour expertise center in Montpellier, France. The site will be the central arena for international customer innovation focusing on new, natural appearances for tomorrow’s food products. In April Chr. Hansen announced the inauguration of two extended colour production plants in Peru and […]

Upgrade of colour facilities

14 April 2011 – Due to continued strong demand for natural colors in the global food industry Chr. Hansen has extended two key food colouring production plants – one in South America and one in Europe. Chr. Hansen has inaugurated a new and improved colour production facility in Lima, Peru. The plant which will be […]


Executive vice president for colours & blends division

28 February 2011 – Carsten Bennike has taken up the position of executive vice president, colours & blends division, in addition to becoming a member of the executive board of Chr. Hansen. Carsten Bennike, 46, has previously worked as executive vice president for supply chain for Hempel (2005-2009). Before joining Hempel, he held various positions […]

Accelerated growth for Chr. Hansen

18 January 2011 – Chr. Hansen experienced solid growth in its first quarter from September 1, 2010 to November 30, 2010. Compared to the same period last year Chr. Hansen’s revenue increased 22%, corresponding to organic growth of 16%. Chr. Hansen raises its expectations to revenue growth this financial year. Revenue amounted to €156 million, […]


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