02/08/2022 | Ingredients

Azelis partners with KMC to expand nutrition presence in New Zealand

Food ingredients supplier Azelis has extended its distribution agreement with KMC, a Danish potato-based ingredients provider. With the addition of KMC’s portfolio of potato starches and proteins, Azelis broadens its food and nutrition offering and builds on an existing partnership in India. The deal also strengthens Azelis’ lateral value chain and food and nutrition presence in New Zealand.

“As (environmental) sustainability is essential to our business, we are aligned with Azelis’ goal of developing healthier solutions that incorporate plant-based ingredients for the Asia Pacific region,” says Jens Helmer Larsen, Director, KMC Asia Pacific. “With Azelis’ market knowledge, strong sales capabilities and dedication to (environmental) sustainability, we are confident that together we can look forward to continued growth in New Zealand’s food & nutrition industry.”

KMC is a cooperative owned by Danish starch-potato farmers that grow, develop and produce potato-based ingredients. The company’s product portfolio is used in various applications, from plant-based alternatives, nutrition and protein fortification and dairy alternatives, to bakery and sugar confectionery. The partnership allows Azelis to offer more sustainable and plant-derived food solutions and formulations.