May 15 2023, David R Brown
HARKE GROUP's Life Sciences Division launches new partnership with Omya
International ingredient and chemical distributor, HARKE GROUP have announced a new exclusive partnership with Omya for the distribution of their advanced mineral products in Austria, Germany, Ireland and the UK. The agreement includes the Omya Group's Omyapharm®, Omyapure® and Omyanutra® products, a range of next generation excipients providing highly bioavailable sources of calcium for nutraceutical and pharmaceutical applications. The ingredients will be offered by HARKE GROUP's Life Sciences Division and are seen as an excellent addition to the HARKE Pharma & Nutra portfolio.
Omya's speciality range of calcium carbonates allows us to support the nutraceutical and pharmaceutical industry with effective solutions for very recent technological and formulation challengesThorsten Harke
President of HARKE GROUP
Omya is a leading global producer of industrial minerals – mainly derived from calcium carbonate, dolomite and perlite – and a worldwide distributor of specialty additives, premium services, and solutions. Founded in 1884 in Switzerland, Omya has a global presence extending to more than 160 locations in over 50 countries with 9,000 employees. Omya's Consumer Goods BU provides functional ingredient solutions to improve foods, beverages and personal care products, as well as nutraceutical and pharmaceutical applications thanks to patented techniques and continuous research and development.
Thorsten Harke, President of HARKE GROUP, commented: “We have experienced Omya's Consumer Goods team as highly knowledgeable with a motivating spirit for innovation. It's a pleasure for us to partner with such a renowned mineral expert and join forces on this unique, natural and well-developed product range. Omya's speciality range of calcium carbonates allows us to support the nutraceutical and pharmaceutical industry with effective solutions for very recent technological and formulation challenges. We are excited to expand our value added, full service approach with this new partnership, to complete our range of solutions for the pharmaceutical and nutraceutical industry.”
Stefan Lander, Vice President Consumer Goods, Group Sales & Marketing at Omya, said: “We are very happy to partner with HARKE. The company shares similar values to Omya and supports our mission to provide customers with high-quality products that enable holistic and future-proof solutions with added benefits for manufacturers, consumers and the environment.”
About HARKE GROUP
HARKE GROUP is a leading distributor in the areas Life Sciences, Chemicals, Plastics and related services, with more than 50 years of proven track record in successful technical sales, market development, formulation services and international logistics. The company operates through a network of 15 subsidiaries in Europe and India and is active in 50 countries across 4 continents and 30 industries. Harke also provides encapsulation, contract packing, mixing & blending as well as imaging services supported by several laboratories offering sophisticated testing, product development and regulatory compliance related to life sciences and other industries. As a privately-held company, in the 2nd generation of family ownership, the company boasts business relationships that have existed as long as the group itself. The Group's #TheRightChemistry is more than just a hashtag but rather lived corporate philosophy.
Source(s): Harke Group Press release