The move will unify three areas of its nutrition business – Food Specialities, Hydrocolloids and part of its Nutritional Products group – to better serve customer needs.
This simplified structure represented the first steps of the group’s plans to become a fully-focused health, nutrition and bioscience company, first announced in September 2021. DSM hoped it could help food and beverage manufacturers worldwide fast-track product development and achieve efficient production.
‘Healthier lives and a healthier planet’
“The new business group combines the company’s full range of food and beverage ingredients, expertise and science-based solutions that improve the taste and texture of foods, as well as support healthier lives and a healthier planet,” DSM stated in the announcement.
“The new food and beverage organization will focus on helping consumers ‘enjoy it all’ without having to choose between taste, texture and health.”
Patrick Niels, executive vice president for food & beverage at DSM said the new organization would better serve its customers by providing ‘one-stop-shop’ access to its full portfolio of food and beverage solutions, further cementing its position as a powerhouse for the food and beverage industry.
‘Innovate, improve and grow’
“With DSM, our customers get more than a supplier, they get a purpose-led partner that understands their business needs and will help them innovate, improve and grow,” he added.
The launch of the new food and beverage business followed the recent acquisition of Vestkorn Milling, a supplier of pea- and bean-derived proteins, starches and dietary fibres – part of its commitment to reach 150m people with plant-based protein foods by 2030.
DSM also acquired First Choice Ingredients – a leading supplier of dairy-based savoury flavourings – which enabled the company to further develop its taste, texture and health offering for customers.
Meanwhile, UK-based flavours and ingredients firm Plant-Ex Ingredients has invested €1.5m (£1.25m) into improving its services, as it continues its rapid expansion across the globe.