Barentz International and Deltagen Group Establish a Joint Venture for Collaboration on the Latin American Food & Beverage Market

Hoofddorp, The Netherlands, April 11 2018

Barentz International, an international leader in the distribution of high-quality ingredients, today announced the establishment of a Joint Venture with Deltagen Group, a specialized food ingredients distributor headquartered on Curaçao, with local presence in Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador, Chile and Peru.

In November last year the two companies announced a strategic cooperation, and with the established Joint Venture an even stronger commercial bond has been established. “We had been looking for a qualified partner to expand our business into Latin America for some years”, said Mr Hidde van der Wal, CEO of Barentz International, a leading international ingredients distributor headquartered in The Netherlands. “Deltagen Group, with its well-established customer network and strong management, is a great match for Barentz and we are convinced that the Joint Venture will help us realize our vision for this high potential market.”

Benefitting from Deltagen’s established market channels Barentz will be able to bring a wide portfolio of high-quality ingredients from its suppliers world-wide into the food & beverage market of Latin America and The Caribbean, as well as from its own plant Vitablend in the US and Europe producing premixes, ingredients blends and antioxidants.

“This Joint Venture represents our common belief in offering high quality products and services to our customers”, said Mr Jaap Luursema, CEO of Deltagen Group. “Our combined product offering and technical product knowledge will help further leverage our ‘value added ingredient proposition’ to our customers and will further strengthen our position as all-round food ingredient partner in our region. In addition to the food and beverage sector we have been serving the past 30 years, this joint venture will also enable us to increase our presence in the feed sector in the markets we serve”.

About Barentz

Barentz (est. 1953) is an international leader in sales, marketing and distribution of high-quality ingredients, operating through its sales divisions and specialised companies, in the fields of Food & Nutrition, Pharmaceuticals, Personal Care and Animal Nutrition. At six fully equipped concept & application centres, dedicated technologists develop innovative, first class concepts, tailored to customer needs. The company has five production plants, located in The Netherlands, Finland, Singapore and USA, whose focus lies in the formulation and production of Premixes, Ingredients Blends and Antioxidants, accompanied by a dedicated facility for high technology Spray Drying and Encapsulation for Functional Ingredients. Barentz has over 1000 employees and serves some 20,000 customers in over 60 countries worldwide. The company is privately owned and has its head office close to Amsterdam in The Netherlands. Whilst its heritage and focus is on the European market, Barentz is also rapidly growing in the Middle East, Asia Pacific and Americas. In 2017, turnover for the Barentz group reached 1,1 billion euro. For more information see: