Glanbia Plc, Monroe, Wis., has established a new business unit, integrating its international nutritional businesses under one management structure. The new business, Glanbia Nutritionals, seeks to advance the group's position in the growing global nutritional ingredients market through the development of existing operations as well as through strategic alliances, joint venture agreements and acquisition. The new business unit will have an international network of sales offices and production sites and is headed by Jerry O'Dea, former v.p. of Glanbia Ingredients USA. He is joined by a newly established executive management team: Andy Fleming, executive v.p., finance and strategy; Steve Singer, v.p., sales and customer service; Robert Beausire, dir. of business development; and Eric Bastian, dir. of R&D. Glanbia services many nutritional markets including infant, medical and sports nutrition, as well as functional foods. The current ingredient range includes whey isolates and concentrates, milk minerals and lactoferrin. A focused development program is currently underway to bring additional nutritional solutions to market. In this context, Glanbia Nutritionals recently opened a new state-of-the art R&D and applications center in Twin Falls, Idaho. For more information, call 608/329-2800, or visit www.glanbianutritionals.com.
In early April, Kerry Group plc, Ireland, a global ingredients, flavors and consumer foods group, with U.S. headquarters in Beloit, Wis., acquired two U.S. based food ingredients businesses, Guernsey Bel, a leading manufacturer of inclusions for frozen desserts and other sweet products, and Pacific Seasonings, a leading manufacturer of seasonings to the meat, prepared foods and foodservice industries. For more information, call 608/363-1515, or visit www.kerrygroup.com.
Javo Beverage Co., Vista, Calif., a manufacturer of liquid coffee concentrates, extracts and beverages, and WILD Flavors Inc., Erlanger, Ky., have teamed up to supply coffee flavoring systems to the packaged food and beverage industries. WILD's global selling force and scientists will collaborate with Javo in the selling and formulation of custom, turnkey flavor systems. "Coffee is a highly complex flavor, and challenging for food and beverage companies to deliver on a commercial scale," says Victoria de la Huerga, beverage unit v.p. at WILD. "Javo's extracts are unique in the industry because they are remarkably pure and stable enough to work in most food applications." For more information visit www.javobeverage.com or www.wildflavors.com.
The Fuji Seal Group, Bardstown Ky., has formed a new center of technology, American Fuji Technical Services (AFTS). The new organization includes the former Machine Group of American Fuji Seal, but represents a broader range of engineering services to meet its customers' ever-expanding needs. AFTS is a team of Project Engineers and Service Engineers from within the Fuji Seal Group, boosting the support level for the North American, Mexican, Latin American, and South American markets. The company represents both Fuji Seal's Astec[r] and Intersleeve[r] equipment from Japan and the Netherlands, respectively. AFTS will be responsible for supporting the American Fuji Seal machine sales initiatives, and providing technical services and parts to American Fuji Seal's customers.
Elopak Inc., has purchased all of SIG Combibloc fresh gable top carton packaging business managed out of Combibloc U.K. The acquisition will give Elopak added customers in Europe, the Netherlands and the U.K.
DeltaTRAK, Inc., Pleasanton, Calif., a manufacturer of temperature, humidity, and pH test instruments for the grocery, restaurant, and food processing industries, announces its newly enhanced website: www.deltatrak.com. The new website provides clients, business associates, and industry professionals with an up-to-date, comprehensive resource of information concerning general industry news for the food and other markets and expanded information about DeltaTRAKgs products and services.
Metron Instruments Inc. Cleveland has acquired On-Line Instrumentation, Inc. of Poughkeepsie, N.Y. Metron Instruments was incorporated as the acquiring entity for On-Line Instrumentation, which develops and markets process and laboratory instrumentation for the dairy industry. Metron Instruments is owned and operated by David C. Anderson of Cleveland, Ohio. The company's product line includes standardizing instrumentation used in milk and cheese production environments to improve quality, yield and efficiency. A line of laboratory models providing measurement of dairy constituents is also offered for quality assurance and production support processes.