Connell Bros. Co. Australasia Pty Ltd., a subsidiary of Wilbur-Ellis Company, announced on January 16 that it has acquired the business of Enzyme Solutions Pty Ltd. based in Melbourne. The acquisition will expand the company's ingredient portfolio within a wide range of industries, including food, home care, animal feed, and industrial applications.
"We're thrilled to welcome the Enzyme Solutions team to Connell Brothers," said Graham Brown, general manager of Connell Brothers Australasia. "Enzymes are critical components in a wide variety of applications, and we believe that the addition of the dedicated technical and sales teams from Enzyme Solutions will strengthen our business, lead to new opportunities, and be of great value to our customers."
Enzyme Solutions has strong technical capabilities in the tailoring and blending of enzymes for various applications, with dedicated attention to quality and safety.
"We've spent many years providing our customers with innovative and environmentally friendly solutions," said Geoff Bearzatto, owner of Enzyme Solutions. "Being part of Connell Brothers, who have an unmatched reputation and network in Asia-Pacific, will help take our business to the next level of success."
Barri Trotter, general manager for Enzyme Solutions, will be business manager for the new Connell Brothers Australasia Enzyme Solutions business unit. Bearzatto will continue to have an active role in running the business.