FrieslandCampina reorganises ingredients arm: ‘We are now serving our customers with a unified offering’

By Katy Askew

- Last updated on GMT

FrieslandCampina restructures its ingredient businesses into a single unit
FrieslandCampina restructures its ingredient businesses into a single unit
Dairy cooperative FrieslandCampina has reorganised its ingredients business to focus on four strategic customer segments: early life nutrition, adult nutrition, food and beverages, and animal nutrition.

The company said the single global organisation incorporates four individual operating companies: DOMO, Kievit, DMV and Nutrifeed. The cooperative, which is owned by dairy farmers in the Netherlands, Germany and Belgium, said the re-structure marked its “evolution to a unique position in value-added, healthy and functional ingredients and solutions". 

As such, FrieslandCampina Ingredients aims to supply customer needs for "nutritional, healthy and tasty​" food products through a single unified brand.

Keeping diary at its core, FrieslandCampina said it is exploring future growth potential in gut health, protein and personalised nutrition. A spokesperson for the company confirmed that it is stepping up investment behind these areas. 

FrieslandCampina Ingredients will continue to operate five regional offices around the world, with regional sales offices in the Netherlands, USA, Singapore, China and Brazil. The business will be led by Kathy Fortmann.

“The introduction of FrieslandCampina Ingredients builds on the company’s strong history, which started in 1871 when farmers joined forces in local cooperative dairy factories. Today, we join forces again under one shared commitment: all our market segments are now serving our customers with a unified offering in high-quality nutritional ingredients and solutions for a variety of industries, and for all stages of life,”​ Fortmann said.

FrieslandCampina Ingredients’ four strategic segments:

  1. Early Life Nutrition: ​Infant formula and nutritional ingredients like GOS, HMOs and hydrolysates.
  2. Adult Nutrition​: Performance, active and medical nutrition, including nutritional dairy protein ingredients.
  3. Food & Beverages: ​Focused on global food and beverage customers by delivering sensory expertise in creaminess, milkiness, mouthfeel, colour and texture for end-products in the coffee, tea, pastry, decoration, desserts, ice cream and soups & sauces markets. Additionally, it includes an “extensive” portfolio of functional dairy protein ingredients.
  4. Animal Nutrition: ​This segment continues to work with an international customer base of dairy farms, focused on safeguarding high quality standards and reduced antibiotic treatments.

FrieslandCampina Ingredients reported combined sales of €1.7 billion in 2018. The business employs 3,250 people globally.

The addition of clear segmentation strengthens the company’s position as an innovative partner and global player in ingredients,​” FrieslandCampina concluded.

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