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Brenntag acquires Italian food ingredients and raw materials distributor Natural World


Effective July 1, 2007, Brenntag, the global leader in the growth market for chemicals distribution, acquired the Italian food ingredients and raw materials distributor Natural World, headquartered in Lugo (RA), Northern Italy.

Natural World distributes specialty chemicals to the Italian food industry, in particular ingredients and formulations to focused industries in the bakery and dairy segment.

The acquisition sees Brenntag expanding its position in the distribution of food ingredients to the Italian market and thus within Europe. Karsten Beckman, Managing Director Brenntag Italy, explains: “Working jointly with Natural World we are strengthening market segments such as the dairy and bakery industry, benefiting from the outstanding expertise and experience of the company’s team in the area of food performance products. The acquisition also enables us to enhance our existing portfolio with new specialties chemicals and application know-how. The management of Brenntag Italy is extremely pleased about the cooperation and extends a warm welcome to all its new colleagues.”

Alcide Resta, Managing Director Natural World, sees excellent opportunities for both parties going forward: “The Italian food market is one of the largest in Europe. The alliance with an international and well-established partner like Brenntag will help us to continue our successes. We are glad to be a strong complement to a growing distribution network.”


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