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Forum rebrands to Barentz

Forum Products UK rebranded to Barentz UK and Barentz Ireland

Hoofddorp, The Netherlands, September 16, 2019 – Barentz, a leading global ingredient distributor, announces the rebranding of Forum Products UK to Barentz. Forum Products played a leading role in the success of Barentz’ Pharmaceutical division.

  • From September 2nd 2019, Forum Products UK, a leading ingredients distributor in human food & nutrition, animal nutrition and pharmaceuticals, rebranded as Barentz UK Ltd and Barentz Ireland Ltd
  • The company has offices in Redhill and Dublin
  • Barentz acquired Forum Holdings at the end of 2011 and has continued to develop the growth of the business in the UK within the life-sciences industries
  • With its deep knowledge and broad portfolio of high-quality excipients and APIs, Forum Products UK has played a leading role in the success of Barentz’ Pharmaceuticals division

‘Our partnership has proven to be highly successful from the start’, says Hidde van der Wal, CEO of Barentz. ‘We share the same ethos and business values: deep knowledge of the ingredients, the entrepreneurial spirit to anticipate and act on future challenges and developments and a close collaboration with employees, principals and customers. We looked after an optimal connection of our business systems and capitalized all possible synergies. It’s a great pleasure to see how we reached the ideal scenario for the current, complete rebranding’.

For Anthony Litchfield, Barentz Managing Director UK, Ireland and India, it’s a logical step and a natural timing. ‘The strength of Forum Products in the pharmaceutical business has contributed to the successful development of Barentz Pharmaceuticals in Europe and further. And vice versa: the strong Barentz network contributed to the growth of our local business in the other life sciences. Brexit or no Brexit: from now on our Irish legal entity ensures that we are fully prepared to manage and develop our business under all circumstances’.

 

 

 

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