Feb 24, 2021

Christian Hansen Natural Colors appoints Barentz as strategic partner for United Kingdom and Ireland.

Hoofddorp, The Netherlands, 24th of February 2021. Christian Hansen Natural Colors, the world leader in colors from natural sources, has appointed Barentz as its strategic partner for the distribution of their natural color portfolio in United Kingdom and Ireland, beginning 1st of February 2021.

‘We are looking forward to giving our growing customer base in the United Kingdom and Ireland access to the market’s leading and innovative product portfolio’, said Mr. Gökhan Oran, Global Vice President Human Nutrition at Barentz. ‘Together with the team at Christian Hansen, our technical experts and application specialists, we are able to give our customers access to the full range of Chr. Hansen natural colors and support them with application & full-recipe know-how and tailormade solutions.’  

The appointment is an extension of an exciting partnership between the two companies and gives Barentz’ customers in the United Kingdom and Ireland access to the largest and most vibrant color portfolio in human nutrition, with applications for beverages, confectionery, dairy-based or other prepared foods. Covering natural colors and fruit and vegetable concentrates, the unique portfolio offers more than 600 products, including product ranges as FruitMax®, CapColors® and iColors®. 

Mr. Adam Dundas, Global Head of Customer, Sales & Distributor Excellence at Christian Hansen Natural Colors added: ‘With broad market knowledge and access to leading manufacturers, Barentz was the obvious choice to partner with in the UK & Ireland.’


About Chr. Hansen Natural Colors
Chr. Hansen Natural Colors, the world leader in colors from natural sources, helps manufacturers bring safe and appetizing products to consumers at mealtimes – and any time in between. Our deep insights about markets, regulatory requirements, applications, pigments, and phytonutrients place us at the forefront of the industry. Our color portfolio is the largest and most vibrant in the food industry, and our nutraceutical range has scientifically documented health benefits. We are part of Chr. Hansen Holding, known for our sustainability profile and our natural ingredient solutions for the food, nutritional, pharmaceutical, and agricultural industries. Listed on Nasdaq Copenhagen, we employ over 3,000 people in 30 countries.

More information: www.chr-hansen.com/en/natural-colors

About Barentz: ‘Always a better solution’
Barentz is a leading global life science ingredients distributor. The company sources branded specialty ingredients from leading manufacturers worldwide and its ingredients experts provide value-added technical support (including 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 60 countries with a strong presence in EMEA and Asia-Pacific, and a rapidly growing presence in North America and Latin America. With a turnover of € 1.4 billion, the company employs around 1,500 people worldwide and serves over 21,000 customers. For more information, visit: www.barentz.com



Chr. Hansen A/S
10–12 Boege Allé,
DK-2970 Hoersholm, Denmark,
Phone: +45 45 74 74 74

Marcel Hölscher,
Global Head of Marketing & Communication
+31 (0)23 567 34 56
Saturnusstraat 15, 2132 HB Hoofddorp, The Netherlands