Rhodia strengthens food business in Japan

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French food ingredients company Rhodia, through its subsidiaries
Rhodia Food and Rhodia Japan, announced this week that it has
formed a joint venture with Organo Corporation, a supplier of
processing food products , to develop and sell food ingredients and
food additives to the Japanese market.

French food ingredients company Rhodia, through its subsidiaries Rhodia Food and Rhodia Japan, announced this week that it has formed a joint venture with Organo Corporation, a supplier of processing food products , to develop and sell food ingredients and food additives to the Japanese market.

Under terms of the agreement Organo holds a 51 per cent stake in the new company, Rhodia Organo Food Tech, and Rhodia, 49 per cent. Both companies hope that by combining their state-of-the-art technologies and research and development capabilities, they should achieve a high synergy in their food business.

The new company, located in Japan, will primarily target the local market and hopes to become a significant player in the fields of texture ingredients, natural extracts and nutraceuticals.

Rhodia generated net sales of €7.2 billion in 2001 and employs 27,000 people worldwide. Rhodia​ is listed on the Paris and New York stock exchanges. The food businesses of Organo, a water treatment engineering company, provide over 500 types of processing food products for the meat, noodle, fish paste, beverage and confectionery industries.

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