READING, Pa. - September 26, 2018 -- The Brenntag North America Food & Nutrition Application & Development Center in Allentown, PA has officially opened. Through this center, further support will be provided to customers in the United States and Canada who face food and nutrition formulation challenges with technical solutions and inventive ideas.
“Our Food & Nutrition business provides customers and suppliers with increased market knowledge, application expertise, and logistical services to reach markets anywhere in the world,” said Steven Terwindt, COO of Brenntag North America. “Our investment in this center demonstrates our commitment to excellence in this important business segment.”
The center will be fully equipped to handle new product development and ingredient application assistance in all areas within the food and nutrition industry.
“Customers will gain valuable benefits from working with the technical food team as they help develop new product formulas,” said Larry Davis, Vice President Food & Nutrition of Brenntag North America. “Using specialty ingredients from our portfolio will shorten development time and help solve formulating difficulties.”
In the Food & Nutrition Application & Development Center, the Brenntag team will conduct ingredient qualification, food application testing, and prototype development focused on strategic products and applications. Food applications include baked goods, beverage, confectionery, frozen foods, dairy, and more.
“The combination of our experienced application specialists and new modern equipment will allow us to formulate new product concepts, help reduce costs, and create unique solutions to fit rapidly changing consumer market trends,” said Asim Syed, Food Applications R&D Director for Brenntag North America.
Brenntag, the global market leader in chemical distribution, covers all major markets with its extensive product and service portfolio. Headquartered in Essen, Germany, the company operates a global network with more than 530 locations in 74 countries and a global workforce of more than 16,000 employees. In 2017, the company generated sales of EUR 11.7 billion (USD 13.3 billion). Brenntag connects chemical manufacturers and chemical users. The company supports its customers and suppliers with tailor-made distribution solutions for industrial and specialty chemicals and ingredients. With over 10,000 products and a world-class supplier base, Brenntag offers one-stop-shop solutions to around 185,000 customers. This includes specific application technology, an extensive technical support and value-added services such as just-in-time delivery, product mixing, formulation, repackaging, inventory management, and drum return handling. Long-standing experience and local excellence in the individual countries characterize the global market leader for chemical distribution.
Food Application Testing