Glanbia Nutritionals has agreed to acquire Watson, a US-based producer of custom nutrient premixes, expanding Glanbia’s premix portfolio.
Connecticut-headquartered Watson also produces a range of bakery ingredients, edible film and material conditioning solutions for the nutrition, food and beverages industries, as well as the supplement segment.
Glanbia says that the acquisition strengthens its microencapsulation, agglomeration, micronising, spray drying and edible film technologies and capabilities, while expanding its premix production footprint.
Thanks to this acquisition, Glanbia’s US premix production network now includes facilities in California, Missouri, Illinois, and Connecticut, allowing the company to better serve customers across the region.
The addition of Watson’s R&D team will also enhance Glanbia’s ability to create new premix solutions that address the complex formulation requirements of today’s applications.
Brian Phelan, CEO of Glanbia Nutritionals, said: “We are excited to welcome the 300 employees of Watson with their established reputation of expertise, technical capability and commitment to excellence.
“The customers of both organisations will stand to benefit significantly from the combined capabilities that the two teams now bring together.”
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