VIDEO: FrieslandCampina Ingredients interview

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By Jim Cornall

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At Vitafoods in Geneva, Switzerland, DairyReporter spoke with Herman Ermens, managing director of FrieslandCampina Ingredients’ Performance, Active and Medical Nutrition business.

Ermens spoke about the concepts FrieslandCampina was presenting at the event, as well as the changes to the organization of the Dutch cooperative.

Former specialist brands of FrieslandCampina Ingredients have been incorporated into the strategic customer segments Early Life Nutrition, Adult Nutrition, Food & Beverages, and Animal Nutrition, tapping into the growing global nutrition market.

FrieslandCampina Ingredients incorporates its four former individual operating companies DOMO, Kievit, DMV and Nutrifeed. This marks the company’s evolution to a unique position in value-added, healthy and functional ingredients and solutions.

FrieslandCampina Ingredients provides advanced solutions to customer needs for nutritional, healthy and tasty food products, as one unified brand, reflecting changing market segmentations. While keeping dairy at its core, the company will explore the future growth potential in gut health offerings, protein benefits, and personalised nutrition.

The company remains an international organization with five regional offices to serve customers worldwide and is led by Kathy Fortmann as the president of FrieslandCampina Ingredients.

In the new FrieslandCampina Ingredients organization, the former operating companies are transformed into four strategic segments:

Early Life Nutrition; Adult Nutrition (including Performance, Active and Medical Nutrition); Food & Beverages; and Animal Nutrition.

 This segment continues to work with an international customer base of dairy farms, building on a legacy of safeguarding high quality standards and reduced antibiotic treatments for animals.

FrieslandCampina Ingredients reported combined sales of €1.7bn in FY18 and employs an international group of 3,250 employees. The new segments operate facilities worldwide, with regional sales offices in The Netherlands, US, Singapore, China and Brazil, operating under one unified brand identity and tagline, “The Inside Matters.”

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