Univar, TATA strike Canada distribution deal

4 Dec 2018

Chemical and ingredient distributor Univar and TATA Chemicals have announced a Canadian national distribution agreement bringing new fermented, digestive health ingredients to the Canadian market.

Univar, TATA strike Canada distribution deal

Chemical and ingredient distributor Univar and TATA Chemicals have announced a Canadian national distribution agreement bringing new fermented, digestive health ingredients to the Canadian market. With this agreement, Univar will be the exclusive distributor of TATA's Fossence and Gossence prebiotic dietary fibre portfolio of ingredients for the Canadian market. These fibres are used in a wide range of applications including dietary supplements; functional foods (bakery, dairy, snack foods); confectioneries; as well as pet food. Fossence and Gossence are produced using TATA's proprietary in-house fermentation technology in India.

"This collaboration with TATA, in the high-growth areas of digestive health and functional ingredients for the food and nutraceutical industries, will help our customers address the prebiotic megatrend we're seeing in health, wellness and nutrition," said Adam Lasenzaniro, Univar Canada's vice president of focused industries.

Dawn Guay, Univar Canada's director of strategic product development said: "The combination of TATA's in-house bio-fermentation process and strong manufacturing excellence, along with Univar's technical expertise and market reach, will provide customers with new opportunities to use these ingredients to develop innovative new products."

Zarir Langrana, executive director and president of the Global Chemicals Business of Tata Chemicals said: "We are excited to partner with Univar Canada in expanding our footprint in the Nutritional solutions space. While we have been growing this business in India, this marks a milestone for us in the entry into the North American market. Equipped with the learnings and capabilities of our in-house food technology & analytics team, we are geared to provide customized solutions to the Canadian market, not only in terms of ingredients, but also formulations. Univar makes for the right partner with their outreach, technical expertise and presence in the segments we wish to jointly develop. Together, we plan to have an exciting journey."