Over the last four years, Symrise Pet Food (fka Diana Pet Food) has made headlines with news of acquisition, expansion and facility debuts. In 2019, Symrise acquired ADF/IDF as well as IsoNova, followed by the uniting of Diana Pet Food with ADF, IsoNova and Schaffelaarbos to create Symrise Pet Food. In that same year, the company solidified the acquisition of Wing Pet Food.
The most recent addition to the Symrise Pet Food umbrella is a joint venture with Sunner, an integrated poultry processor in China. Sunner is involved in chicken breeding and farming, feed processing and meat processing businesses. The joint venture will supply the China pet food market with sustainable and high-quality egg solutions, in which Symrise holds the majority and the operational management.
This promising joint venture will operate a new facility in China. The products of the joint venture will be sold under the Symrise Pet Food brand Nutrios.
This synergetic deal offers great opportunities for Sunner and Symrise. Both parties will collaborate in the manufacturing and marketing of sustainable egg proteins. Symrise will contribute its know-how and route to market and Sunner will secure the highest quality source of eggs.
“With this new step, Symrise accelerates its pet food growth strategy in China. This move fully meets our values and our sustainable positioning in egg upcycling. Experts consider APAC the fastest growing region for pet food applications globally. I am certain that this long-term partnership will enable us to combine our expertise and jointly meet the expectations and demands of consumers. It paves the way for many future opportunities,” said Dr. Jean-Yves Parisot, President Taste, Nutrition & Health of Symrise AG.
Fenfang FU, CEO of Sunner, stated, “Symrise is a highly professional group, showing excellent results and with an international footprint with whom we are excited to engage in a joint adventure. We are confident about the benefits for our two entities, and also for our customers to whom we will deliver added value solutions with nutritional and healthy benefits.”