Naturex acquires quillaia and yucca businesses

Thursday, 12 June, 2014

Berghausen’s quillaia and yucca businesses have been acquired by Naturex. The acquisition comes after Naturex acquired Chile Botanics, a Chilean quillaia extract company, earlier this year.

The acquisition includes the transfer of a comprehensive line of quillaia and yucca extracts, formulated in convenient forms for the industry, such as liquid and powder. The ingredients will be manufactured in Naturex’s factories, allowing for their consistent supply in Europe, Africa, the Americas and Asia.

Yucca schidigera and Quillaja saponaria are natural foaming agents widely used in carbonated beverages, syrups, frozen carbonated beverages, beer, juices and other products requiring enhanced foaming characteristics. They can help food and drink manufacturers reduce the amount of artificial ingredients in their products while maintaining the taste, texture and performance of the product.

“We have been in the quillaia business for over 70 years and, given Naturex’s global presence and strong reputation, we are confident our customers will be in good hands. They will not only continue to benefit from quality quillaia and yucca extracts, but will also gain access to the extensive portfolio provided by Naturex,” said Fritz Berghausen, president and CEO of Berghausen Corporation.

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