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Following the global trend of moving industrial raw materials and ingredients production into Asia, Barentz established its Sourcing Asia project and Chinese office close to Shanghai in 2004. It has now become a powerful force in sourcing the highest quality raw materials from across Asia, though majority of products coming from China.

The suppliers we work closely with are the leading Asian manufacturers of organic acids, citrates, phosphates, sweeteners, vitamins, lactates etc... Selected products from audited suppliers only are then brought into Europe under the SOURCING ASIA Organisation and distributed across Europe via Sales Divisions of Barentz.

European quality standards

Our Barentz Quality Department audits and monitors our suppliers on a regular basis. This enables us to deliver the highest quality products that comply with the all of the latest European quality standards at the best possible prices. This has always been the mission of Sourcing Asia: “Delivering the perfect balance of high quality products and competitive pricing“.

Boosting our Sourcing Asia activities

RFI logoIn early 2012 Barentz acquired a majority share in RFI, a German company that specialises in the sourcing and sales of food ingredients from Asia. With this acquisition, we have created strong Sourcing and Sales platform with high critical mass in major products. Combining volumes of Barentz Sourcing Asia and RFI brings the synergy, which results in more competitive prices and stable supply chain from Asia to Europe. This enables us to serve our customers even better now.

Products and Application Groups

Application groups:

  • Beverages
  • Bakery and Confectionary
  • Detergents
  • Meat and Fish
  • Animal Nutrition
  • Pet Food
  • Pharmaceutical and cosmetics


  • Citric acid range, Citrates
  • Ascorbic acid, Sodium Ascorbate and Erythorbate
  • Tartaric Acid
  • Lactates
  • Phosphates
  • Sweeteners
  • Vitamins
  • Taurine
  • Inositol
  • Xanthan gum range
  • Nutraceuticals (Chodroitin, Glucosamin, L-Carnitine ...

From Source To Solution

An example of what we can offer with our complete range of ingredients from ASIA SOURCING program and sister companies of Barentz Group:

Typical soft drink - *Label declaration choice:

  • Acidulants: Citric Acid, Sodium Citrate, Tartaric A., Malic A.
  • Antioxidants : Vit C source: Ascorbic Acid
  • Preservatives (if needed): Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate
  • Sweeteners
  • Flavour and Colour : here we go to our Food Div colleagues ...
  • Fortification : vitamin / mineral premix of VITABLEND, member of Barentz Group


…and 干杯 - Ganbei !!!


*best way to glue a Label to the bottle is using the industrial glue from Intercol, member of Barentz Group

Please contact your local Barentz Sourcing Asia expert for specific product information, help or advice.

Quality Services

FamiQS logoISO 22000 Food Safety logo Barentz Sourcing Asia complies with the ISO 22000 standards for the Barentz Food Division. With Animal Nutrition Barentz Sourcing Asia ensures that the raw materials and functional ingredients sourced from Asia are available with a FAMI-QS feed safety certificate. FAMI-QS is the Quality and Safety System for Speciality Feed Ingredients and their Mixtures.

More specific information can be found on Quality Assurance . Or you can contact our Barentz Quality Service team for more information or copies of our Quality Assurance certificates by simply emailing them at QS@Barentz.nl.

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