Glanbia Nutritionals opens shop in SA

Irish-based global ingredient group, Glanbia, has established a local affiliate in South Africa, based in Gauteng, and aims to offer its nutritional and functional ingredients, as well as its specialist services in customised premixes, to the local market.

“Glanbia made the decision to enter into the market directly, and provide dedicated support and service to our local customers,” states Karen Keyter, business development manager at Glanbia South Africa.

“The Glanbia Nutritionals arm of the group specialises in producing tailor-made ingredient premixes, liquids or powder blends. Our flexibility in terms of developing customised formulations of vitamin, mineral, amino acid, and other nutraceutical premixes is vast.

“Our speed of new developments, and our expertise in high quality manufacturing are particularly relevant for the South African market.

“As food companies battle ever-changing consumer preferences that demand greater product diversity, more stringent regulatory standards that require increased product quality and shorter product lifecycles that necessitate greater speed to market, we believe our customised solutions are well positioned to offer a combination of agility, quality and service.”

Glanbia also distributes a broad range of ß-carotenoids from Divi Laboratories as single ingredients as well as a components of customised premixes.
Over the past thee decades Glanbia Nutritionals built up sound knowledge and expertise in infant and clinical nutrition, and manufactures its products in a state-of-the-art premix facility established in mid-2012 in Germany, Keyter adds.

“Whether we’re recommending a specialised single ingredient to deliver unique nutritional benefits or creating a customised combination of desired functional ingredients in one single, homogenous blend, our solutions fortify and differentiate many of today’s most successful foods, beverages and supplements. It’s very exciting to now bring this expertise to South Africa in a more focused way,” she concludes.

Glanbia Nutritionals:; T+27 (0)12 809-2760; E: [email protected]