Duas Rodas, a Brazilian multinational producer of flavors, botanical extracts and ingredients for the food and beverage industry, has just acquired 100% of tropextrakt GmbH, a company based in Frankfurt, Germany.
tropextrakt GmbH imports and distributes botanical extracts and a wide variety of natural tropical fruit products, such as purees and concentrated juices, to about 1,000 customers. In addition to supplying fundamental items to the manufacture of food and beverages, tropextrakt operates a laboratory for testing the application of ingredients in the final product.
With the acquisition by Duas Rodas, this laboratory will be transformed into an innovation and technology center, which is designed to expand the research and development of products aimed at the supplements and functional food industry.
The acquisition of tropextrakt is said to be essential for Duas Rodas to continue to expand its exports. The international market represents, on average, 18% of the company's total revenues and should reach 25% in the next four years without new acquisitions, or 45%, with new purchases.
"We are a company based on excellence and constant innovation", says Leonardo Fausto Zipf, president of Duas Rodas. "With the acquisition of tropextrakt, we will create a business, research and innovation center for the European market."
“The European market for botanical extracts and other ingredients for the production of nutraceuticals is one of the most sophisticated in the world”, says Rosemeri Francener, international business director at Duas Rodas. "From now on, we'll be closer to local customers to develop increasingly innovative, healthy and sustainable products in partnership."