April 12 2018, David R Brown
Barentz International and Deltagen form joint venture for Latin America
Barentz International, an international leader in the distribution of high-quality ingredients, has announced the establishment of a joint venture with Deltagen Group, a specialized food ingredients distributor headquartered on Curaçao, with local presence in Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador, Chile and Peru. The JV will serving both existing and new customers in the food and beverage industries in Latin America and The Caribbean region.
We had been looking for a qualified partner to expand our business into Latin America for some yearsHidde van der Wal
CEO of Barentz International
“We had been looking for a qualified partner to expand our business into Latin America for some years,” said Mr Hidde van der Wal, CEO of Barentz International, a leading international ingredients distributor headquartered in The Netherlands. “Deltagen Group, with its well-established customer network and strong management, is a great match for Barentz and we are convinced that the Joint Venture will help us realize our vision for this high potential market.”
Deltagen Group was established in 1981 and today employs a team of over 150 people. Benefitting from Deltagen's established market channels Barentz will be able to bring a wide portfolio of high-quality ingredients from its suppliers world-wide into the food & beverage market of Latin America and The Caribbean, as well as from its own plants Vitablend in the US and Europe producing premixes, ingredients blends and antioxidants.
About Barentz International
The Barentz group (est. 1953) is an international leader in sales, marketing and distribution of high-quality ingredients. Operating in the food & nutrition, pharmaceutical, personal care and animal nutrition through its sales divisions and specialised, dedicated companies, Barentz has over 750 employees and serves some 15,000 customers in over 60 countries worldwide. The company is still privately owned and has its head office close to Amsterdam in The Netherlands. With its heritage and focus on the European market, Barentz is also rapidly growing in the MEA, Asia Pacific and now the LATAM region.
Source(s): Barentz Press Release