BASF to strengthen commitment to nutrition and flavour industries

BASF’s Nutrition & Health division is strengthening its position as ingredients partner for the human nutrition industry by combining the strategic and operational responsibility in one global business unit, called Nutrition Ingredients.

The company said the move puts the focus will be on “leveraging and further strengthening core product platforms and assets for vitamins and carotenoids”.

In 2021, BASF completed an investment in a vitamin A plant expansion in Ludwigshafen, Germany to enhance vitamin A supply and will now expand its worldscale vitamin A formulation plant for animal nutrition with start-up scheduled in mid-2023.

For Aroma Ingredients, the organisation will be further developed to support growth opportunities and investments, address sustainability trends and leverage proximity to growth markets.

“We have a leading position as a strong partner in nutrition, flavour, fragrance and pharma markets. We need to evolve by tailoring our business portfolio with growth investments into our core value chains, technology and R&D capabilities to meet sustainability needs and address the challenges of climate change,” said Anup Kothari, president, nutrition & health.

The new Nutrition Ingredients global business unit based in Germany will build on large-scale product platforms supported by the division’s technology leadership and will be led by senior vice president Julia Raquet.

BASF will continue to serve its customers in human nutrition with dedicated teams.

To meet the growing demands of the flavour and fragrance industry, BASF will further develop the organisation for Aroma Ingredients into a global business unit led by senior vice president Thilo Bischoff.

The Aroma Ingredients unit will be headquartered in Singapore to ensure proximity of the headquarters to major growth markets in Asia.

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