IMCD to distribute Corbion products across Australia, NZ
Corbion, a supplier of bio-based food ingredients and lactic acid specialties, has appointed IMCD, a distributor of specialty chemicals and food ingredients, as the new distributor of most of its ingredients in Australia and New Zealand. As of 1 July 2020, IMCD represents Corbion for manufacturers of confectionery, beverages, baked goods, sauces, dressings, condiments and prepared foods. The Helga & Schwarz Group will continue as Corbion’s distributor partner for meat, poultry and seafood.
Andrew Pearce, Country Manager for Australia & New Zealand at Corbion, stated that the company is uniquely positioned to anticipate and respond to trends in today’s food industry, with IMCD’s presence, growth ambition and customer-first approach aligned with Corbion.
“As a result, we see a significant opportunity to expand and improve our service levels to customers both existing and new, as we help them create and commercialise foods and beverages that set them apart on retail shelves,” Pearce said.
IMCD will also assume responsibility for distributing Corbion’s lactic acid specialties and derivatives product portfolio servicing the home personal care, I&I, chemical, pharmaceutical and cosmetic sectors in Australia and New Zealand. Pearce states that choosing a strategic distribution partner to represent Corbion was a decision not only focused on the food industry.
Pasquale Piscopo, General Manager Australia & New Zealand, Food & Nutrition at IMCD, said Corbion was a good fit for the company, as both shared sector expertise and growth ambitions in the region.
“We see Corbion’s clean label food solutions, lactic acid derivatives and emulsifiers as valuable tools for formulators throughout the industry to create healthy, convenient and sustainable foods and beverages, and we’re looking forward to working together to bring more to market,” Piscopo said.
“We are also wanting to expand our presence and business development opportunities in non-food sectors and our selection and future partnership with IMCD is a reflection of our intent to grow leveraging the synergies and talent we see evidenced in IMCD today. We believe a stronger customer focus and market penetration will ultimately achieve our goals for sustainable growth across ANZ in the years ahead,” Pearce said.
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