Agreement strengthens the Univar Solutions product portfolio for the food, beverage, nutraceutical and pharmaceutical markets.
DOWNERS GROVE, Ill., March 10, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Univar Solutions Inc. (UNVR) - Get Univar Solutions, Inc. Report ("Univar Solutions" or "the Company"), a global chemical and ingredient distributor and provider of value-added services, announced today an expanded agreement with Sensient Technologies to distribute its synthetic coloring products in Mexico for the food, beverage, nutraceutical and pharmaceutical markets. This announcement is part of an existing relationship that includes a current distribution agreement with Sensient in Canada and Europe.
"We're pleased that Sensient has put their trust in Univar Solutions by expanding our relationship even further. Sensient's products align with our global strategy to offer customers leading synthetic color solutions, and we look forward to now representing their color systems in Mexico," said Jorge Buckup, president of Latin America for Univar Solutions. "Synthetic color products play a key role in the manufacturing of many confectionery, bakery, and pet food items as well as pharmaceuticals and nutraceuticals. Our technical team has the expertise to efficiently and effectively support customers' complex color formulation needs through a fully equipped solution center in Mexico City with both formulation and testing capabilities."
Univar Solutions is well positioned to assist throughout the food, beverage, nutraceutical and pharmaceutical ingredient markets to provide differential value to customers through a consistent global approach across key industries and a worldwide footprint of technical solution centers and vast product portfolio. This complements Sensient's offerings as a global manufacturer of customized color solutions featuring color technology innovation that helps manufacturers and brands differentiate their products and achieve a competitive advantage.
"We are excited to build on our existing partnership with Univar Solutions, which will bring a best in class experience to our customers and help enable greater success. Sensient continues to expand its offering of synthetic color solutions in partnership with Univar Solutions for the food, beverage, nutraceutical and pharmaceutical markets. Together, we are well-positioned to provide customers the premier ingredients and service they need to develop innovative products for consumers," commented Mauricio Gómez Dávalos, director general at Sensient Food Colors Latinoamérica.
"Adding the Sensient range of synthetic colors further complements our existing ingredient range and enhances our capabilities to offer customers complete formulated solutions in key markets. We're honored to extend our partnership with Sensient and look forward to our mutual success," commented Kevin Hack, vice president of global food ingredients at Univar Solutions.
About Univar Solutions
Univar Solutions (UNVR) - Get Univar Solutions, Inc. Report is a leading global specialty chemical and ingredient distributor representing a premier portfolio from the world's leading producers. With the industry's largest private transportation fleet and North American sales force, unparalleled logistics know-how, deep market and regulatory knowledge, world-class formulation and recipe development, and leading digital tools, the Company is well-positioned to offer tailored solutions and value-added services to a wide range of markets, industries, and applications. Univar Solutions is committed to helping customers and suppliers innovate and grow together. Learn more at UnivarSolutions.com.
About Sensient Technologies
Sensient Technologies Corporation is a leading global manufacturer and marketer of colors, flavors, and other specialty ingredients. Sensient uses advanced technologies and robust global supply chain capabilities to develop specialized solutions for food and beverages and products that serve the pharmaceutical, nutraceutical, cosmetic, and personal care industries. Sensient's customers range in size from small entrepreneurial businesses to major international manufacturers representing some of the world's best-known brands. Sensient is headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
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