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Our Heritage

Our story begins in 1953 when Mr. Herman Barentz from Amsterdam, The Netherlands had a bright idea. Through his great connections to the Roquette company in France he got the opportunity to represent their business activities in The Netherlands.

Soon thereafter, this one supplier led to another and to even more suppliers, resulting in a broader ingredients portfolio, resulting in even more customers.

Eventually, the growing business in The Netherlands leads to an expansion into Belgium and Luxemburg, 25 years after the inception of the company.

Three years later, Barentz Germany opened its doors and soon thereafter, Barentz Poland and Barentz in the Czech Republic were a fact.

Now,  60 years later, Barentz is operating in some 60 countries on all continents, rapidly growing in the Middle East, Asia Pacific and Americas.

But no matter where in the world Barentz is operating, the ambition and vision remains the same, to help customers grow their business and to be their preferred ingredients partner!

 

Latest News

21 - 12 - 2017
Barentz, an international leader in the distribution of high-quality ingredients, today announced the acquisition of Serbian Soforebo. The acquisition will strengthen Barentz functional protein portfolio, and expand the company’s market share in the Balkans.  
29 - 11 - 2017
Parabel won the FIE Innovations Award in the Growth Category, for their Novel LENTEIN Plant Protein. LENTEIN is a plant protein that comes from the world's smallest flowering plant, Lemnaceae, commonly called the Water Lentil or Duckweed. It grows on top of still water all around the world and has been eaten by animals and humans in East Asia for a long time. Parabel is the first company to develop an open hydroponic system to grow, process and commercialize the plant. Barentz is the global distributor of LENTEIN plant protein.
27 - 11 - 2017
Barentz International, an international leader in the distribution of high-quality ingredients, today announced a strategic partnership with Deltagen Group, a specialized food ingredients distributor. The two companies will work together in Latin America and The Caribbean region, expanding both companies' presence in the region and serving existing and new customers in the food and beverage industries.