Ingredion entered into an agreement to acquire Penford Corp., a U.S.-based producer of specialty ingredients for food and nonfood applications.

Symrise opened an extraction facility for vanilla in Madagascar in October. With the new plant, every step in the processing of vanilla can now be performed locally on the East African island for the first time.

Duravant debuted at the Pack Expo Show in November. The company is an engineered equipment and services company that includes Marlen International, Fischbein, Flexible Material Handling and Best Conveyors.

IOI Loders Croklaan, a producer of palm-based fats and oils to the global food industry, has achieved SQF-Level 3 Certification for its Channahon, Ill., facility.

Kemin and DSM are expanding their longtime lutein partnership to launch Optisharp Natural brand of zeaxanthin.

AEA Investors LP acquired Pro Mach Inc., a provider of packaging machinery and integrated systems.

RMT Robotics, a Cimcorp Oy company that manufactures and integrates robotic gantry-based order fulfillment and tire handling solutions, has joined the Muratec Group. Cimcorp Oy and its subsidiaries were acquired by Kyoto, Japan-based Murata Machinery Ltd.


Intelligrated appointed Kevin Roach as executive vice president and general manager, Intelligrated software group.

S&D Coffee & Tea hired Eric Nakata as vice president of culinary and innovation and appointed Colombian consultant David Piza to support the company’s presence throughout the Americas.