Zaandam, The Netherlands – June 3, 2021 – Bunge, a leading oilseeds processing company and one of the world’s largest lecithin producers, announces the extension of its distribution channel for lecithins in Europe through an exclusive agreement between its plant-based lipids business, Bunge Loders Croklaan and IMCD’s Food and Nutrition division.
Effective immediately, the agreement allows IMCD to distribute Bunge Loders Croklaan’s complete BungeMaxx lecithin portfolio in Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, The Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland and UK.
“IMCD’s strong position in the European food industry will allow us to service our regional customers in a more agile and flexible way,” says Alan Medina Jr., EMEA director for Specialty Ingredients at Bunge Loders Croklaan. “We are fully confident that our combined products and network of services will provide food manufacturers in Europe with superior options. This agreement caters to the customer’s preference for premium quality natural emulsifiers from a uniquely transparent supply chain with oversight of every production step all the way back to the farm.”
The BungeMaxx lecithin portfolio is comprised of premium quality plant-based lecithin from the complete botanical range -soya, rapeseed and sunflower seeds- in fluid, deoiled, and fraction forms, including organic sunflower and soya options. BungeMaxx is suitable for a range of applications including chocolate confectionery, bakery, nutritional supplements and infant nutrition.
“We are happy to announce our new partnership with Bunge Loders Croklaan,” added Filip Ljungqvist, IMCD Category Director Texture EMEA. “Bunge Loders Croklaan’s lecithin portfolio and reliable supply chain complement IMCD’s existing offerings and allows us to further grow into key market segments in the European food industry.”
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