Barentz International, an international leader in the distribution of high-quality ingredients, announced April 12 the establishment of a Joint Venture with Deltagen Group, a specialized food ingredients distributor headquartered on Curaçao, with local presence in Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador, Chile and Peru.

In November last year the two companies announced a strategic cooperation, and with the established Joint Venture an even stronger commercial bond has been established. “We had been looking for a qualified partner to expand our business into Latin America for some years,” said Mr Hidde van der Wal, CEO of Barentz International, a leading international ingredients distributor headquartered in The Netherlands. “Deltagen Group, with its well-established customer network and strong management, is a great match for Barentz and we are convinced that the Joint Venture will help us realize our vision for this high potential market.” 

Benefitting from Deltagen’s established market channels Barentz will be able to bring a wide portfolio of high-quality ingredients from its suppliers world-wide into the food & beverage market of Latin America and The Caribbean, as well as from its own plants Vitablend in the US and Europe producing premixes, ingredients blends and antioxidants.

“This Joint Venture represents our common belief in offering high quality products and services to our customers,” said Mr Jaap Luursema, CEO of Deltagen Group. “Our combined product offering and technical product knowledge will help further leverage our ‘value added ingredient proposition’ to our customers and will further strengthen our position as all-round food ingredient partner in our region.  In addition to the food and beverage sector we have been serving the past 30 years, this joint venture will also enable us to increase our presence in the feed sector in the markets we serve.”