Barentz International, a leading global distributor of life science ingredients, has expanded its activities in taste and nutrition even further with the acquisition of two leading Dutch-based spice specialists: Royal Polak Spices, a leading business-to-business cinnamon specialist, and De Weerd Spices, specialist in natural taste development and innovation for the European food industry. The acquisition of both companies is aligned with Barentz’ strategy to become a global leader in the life science industries, and to further develop taste and nutrition knowledge, products and services within the Human Nutrition sector.
Royal Polak Spices and De Weerd Spices are knowledge-driven spice specialists. Both companies have a qualitative and solid customer base in the European food industry. With over 150 years of experience, Royal Polak Spices is considered the number one cinnamon specialist in the world, offering a wide range of cinnamon varieties and other spices. De Weerd Spices with its deep knowledge of spices and herbs, blending and taste making specifically adds value in natural taste development and innovation, with a focus on meat, snacks and vegetarian products. Both companies fit seamlessly into Barentz’ overall product portfolio, and will be given excellent growth opportunities in the USA and South America.