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Alvinesa buys grape by-product valorisation companies Vinicas and Dervinsa
Phoebe Fraser

Phoebe Fraser

5 July 2024

Alvinesa buys grape by-product valorisation companies Vinicas and Dervinsa

Daimel, Spain-based natural ingredient firm Alvinesa has acquired two grape by-product valorisation companies in Chile and Argentina.


Alvinesa Natural Ingredients specialises in grape and olive derivatives, transforming agricultural products into valuable natural ingredients. The deal will see Chile’s Vinicas and Argentina’s Dervinsa join the Alvinesa portfolio.


Dervinsa has more than 80 years of experience in the sustainable industry, transforming raw materials from the winemaking process into bioproducts. Founded in 1965, Vinicas operates in Chile, turning grape skins into ingredients and products such as tartaric acid, cream of tartar and refined grapeseed oil.


The deal also strengthens Alvinesa’s market presence in biofuels, functional foods, dietary supplements, grape tannins and polyphenols, functional additives for animal feed and both food-grade and industrial alcohols.


Jon Fernandez de Barrena, CEO of Alvinesa, said: “This operation aligns with Alvinesa’s strategy to remain a benchmark in upcycling – transforming natural waste into higher-quality products with greater ecological and economic value – and to continuously improve our offerings to clients.”


The strategic acquisitions are set to boost Alvinesa’s access to raw materials in the southern hemisphere, where the harvest season complements that of its Spanish operations in the northern hemisphere. This will reduce price fluctuations for clients while ensuring year-round product availability.


Dervinsa's facility in Argentina
Dervinsa's facility in Argentina

The move adds three additional production centres to Alvinesa’s existing two plants in Spain, all certified to ISO 9001, ISO 14001, halal and kosher standards.


Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.


#Alvinesa #Vinicas #Dervinsa #Spain #Argentina #Chile

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