Synergy Flavors Inc. (Wauconda, Illinois) plans to expand its São Paulo-based business Synergy Aromas through the acquisition of a local flavor operation, in an aim to strengthen its supply chain in Brazil and Latin America and its connection with food and beverage companies in the region.
As a result of the acquisition, Synergy will add a new facility that includes flavor creation and applications laboratories and flavor manufacturing as well as employees.
“This expansion offers significant benefits to our customers by providing a state-of-the-art facility to serve the growing demand for food and beverage flavorings in Brazil,” said Roderick Sowders, president and CEO, Synergy Flavors Inc. “It is our belief that Brazilian food engineers appreciate the quick response time of a local flavor company while at the same time, benefiting from the creative technologies of a global flavor company. Synergy is in this market specifically because we can bring both of those aspects to our customers.”
Zilned Machado, commercial director, Synergy Aromas, said the company had been operating this business successfully for more than four years, but this new facility and additional resources will boost its customer service.
”We have traditionally been strong in the beverage and dairy segments, and these new process capabilities will expand our efforts into bakery, confection and nutritional products, as well as allow us to better serve our Saporesse customers with our proprietary yeast extract used for sodium reduction and dairy enhancement projects.”
This marks the third acquisition by Synergy during the past year. In September 2011, the company purchased Sensus (Hamilton, Ohio), a producer of natural botanical essences, as well as Sethness Greenleaf (Chicago) in October 2011, a manufacturer of sweet flavors with 130 years of experience in beverage flavorings.
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