Barentz International, a leading global life science ingredients distributor, announced today that it has acquired Natural, a supplier of premium, naturally sourced, herbal, and functional ingredient solutions for the nutraceuticals industry in France and Europe.
Natural, based in Verrières-en-Anjou (Angers) operates a customer-focused distribution model, with a relentless focus on delivering (and securing supply for) a unique portfolio of nutraceutical ingredients solutions to brands and CDMO-customers at the highest service-levels. The acquisition of Natural follows that of Unipex by Barentz earlier this year and will significantly strengthen Barentz’ value-added product offering for dietary supplements, as well as enable further growth in key nutraceuticals markets globally.
- Natural offers a unique and highly strategic opportunity to strengthen Barentz’ leading position in France, following the acquisition of Unipex and adds a sizeable nutraceuticals business to Barentz in Europe
- The acquisition will significantly strengthen Barentz’s value-add product offering of natural and functional ingredient solutions for the nutraceuticals industry
- Significant growth is expected in key nutraceuticals markets globally
Hidde van der Wal, CEO of Barentz, commented: “We are very excited to welcome the Natural team onboard. We are impressed with the business built by the Natural team. They are a perfect match with our qualitative portfolio, our global processes and the ESG standards we are following.”
Christopher Desailly, CEO of Natural added: ’There is a massive synergy between the nutraceutical activities of Barentz and Natural. And moreover, we do have a great cultural click. We are excited to continue our journey, now with the additional support of Barentz’s expertise and their impressive global and regional networks.”
Founded in 2010, Natural is a distributor of natural, herbal and functional ingredients for the nutraceuticals (dietary supplements) industry in France and Europe. The company operates a customer-focused distribution business model, with a relentless focus on delivering (and securing supply of) an unique portfolio of high-quality nutraceutical ingredients solutions to its customers at highest service levels. Natural has the ability to quickly adapt to industry trends and flexibly provide its customers with reliable, customized, commercial-sized orders given diverse, carefully selected and trusted supplier relationships. The company employs a workforce of more than 30 people. For more information, visit https://www.natural-ingredients.fr/
Barentz is a leading global life science ingredients distributor. The company sources branded specialty ingredients from leading manufacturers worldwide and its ingredient experts provide value-added technical support which includes pre-mixing, blending, ingredient formulation and ingredient testing from its state-of-the-art, customized formulation centers and application laboratories in EMEA, Americas and Asia-Pacific.
Established in 1953, Barentz has operations in more than 65 countries with a strong presence in Europe and North America, and a rapidly growing network in Latin America and Asia-Pacific. With a turnover of circa €2.3 billion, the company employs around 2.000 people worldwide and serves over 22,000 customers. For more information, visit: www.barentz.com.
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