Dairy ingredients firm in global relaunch

By Noli Dinkovski

- Last updated on GMT

The new Food & Beverages division includes a portfolio of functional dairy protein ingredients
The new Food & Beverages division includes a portfolio of functional dairy protein ingredients
Dutch ingredients firm FrieslandCampina has consolidated its individual businesses into four strategic divisions that each serve different areas of nutrition.

Infant formula company Domo, stabilisers and emulsifiers firm Kievit, dairy protein ingredients maker DMV, and animal feed provider Nutrifeed have been reorganised into four markets – Early Life Nutrition, Adult Nutrition, Food & Beverages, and Animal Nutrition.

While keeping dairy at its core, the company said it planned to explore growth potential in gut health, protein benefits, and personalised nutrition. It added that it would continue to serve customers globally with regional offices in The Netherlands, US, Singapore, China and Brazil.

Unifying the businesses under the FrieslandCampina brand marked the company’s evolution to a “unique position in value-added, healthy and functional ingredients and solutions”​, said Kathy Fortmann, president of FrieslandCampina Ingredients.

“The introduction of FrieslandCampina Ingredients builds on the company’s strong history, which started in 1871 when farmers joined forces in local cooperative dairy factories,”​ Fortmann said.

‘A unified offering’

“Today, we join forces again under one shared commitment: all our market segments are now serving our customers with a unified offering in high-quality nutritional ingredients and solutions for a variety of industries, and for all stages of life.”

FrieslandCampina said its new Early Life Nutrition division built on a 75-year legacy of producing nutritional ingredients such as galacto-oligosaccharides, human milk oligosaccharides, and hydrolysates.

Covering performance, active and medical nutrition, the Adult Nutrition division includes a portfolio of nutritional dairy protein ingredients.

The Food & Beverages division covers ingredients suitable for products in the coffee, (milk) tea, pastry, decoration, desserts, ice cream, and soups and sauces markets. It also includes a portfolio of functional dairy protein ingredients.

Customer base of dairy farms

FrieslandCampina said the Animal Nutrition division, meanwhile, would continue to work with an international customer base of dairy farms, building on a legacy of safeguarding high-quality standards and reduced antibiotic treatments for animals.

Employing 3,250 people worldwide, the company reported a turnover of €1.7bn (£1.45bn) in 2018.

The new divisions will operate worldwide, and share the brand tagline, ‘The Inside Matters’.

“At its core, the company consists of passionate ingredient specialists focused on adding goodness to the foods, beverages and businesses that nourish the world,”​ said Fortmann,

“The addition of clear segmentation strengthens the company’s position as an innovative partner and global player in ingredients.”

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