21/05/2021 | Ingredients

Chr. Hansen Natural Colors announces company name change to Oterra

Chr. Hansen Natural Colors A/S, a leading provider of natural colors with a wide natural colour portfolio in the industry, has announced the company will be known as Oterra, effective immediately, and will begin the process to operate under the new name. The new name, Oterra, is inspired by the Latin word for earth. The rebranding reflects the company’s commitment to provide the world with colours from natural sources and contribute to food that is natural, authentic, safe and sustainable. The company’s ownership and staff have not changed.

CEO Odd Erik Hansen stated: “We have been producing natural colours for more than 145 years now – our new name and brand identity are rooted in this proud heritage and reflect our belief that nature provides the best ingredients. We help our customers meet the increasing global consumer demand for natural products by utilizing the power of nature’s true colours and our unrivalled expertise in colours for food, beverage and pet food.”

The new name is the latest in a string of announcements for the company which was acquired by investment organization EQT in 2021. In April 2021, the company announced its first strategic investment with the acquisition of Secna Natural Ingredients Group S.L., a move which supports EQT’s strong growth plans for the company.