German chemicals group BASF said this week that while on schedule
with its expansion of vitamin E production, first announced in
2001, it was anticipating supply bottlenecks at its Ludwigshafen
plant between now and April next year.
Greencore, the Irish ingredients and food producer, is predicting a
decline in its net debt for 2002 as its core operations continue to
improve despite continued difficulties in its ambient grocery
Malaysian plantation group IOI Corp is buying the Unilever group's
speciality oils and fats division for RM814 million (€218.5m), a
move that will give it an instant market presence and manufacturing
facilities in Europe, North...
Uni-President Enterprises, Taiwan's largest food conglomerate, is
planning to invest in a multimillion-dollar integrated flour
milling facility in the Philippines, according to a report in the
Philippine Daily Inquirer.
British company Volac International is forming a joint venture
company with Dutch group D.O.C Kaas. The new business will use
cutting edge technology to process whey for the health food and
animal feed ingredients markets.
San Miguel Pure Foods Co . Inc., the processed meat and poultry
unit of conglomerate San Miguel Corp., said Thursday that it plans
to spend 3 billion pesos (€6.5million) to expand its facilities
this year, optimistic of its growth...
First quarter sales at pharmaceutical giant Roche were up 5 per
cent in Swiss franc terms to SFr7.4 billion (€5m), with good
performances from the group's other divisions more than offsetting
a decline at the vitamins arm.
Omega Protein Corporation, the leading producer of Omega-3 fish oil
and specialty fish meal products in the US, has reported net
profits of $3.9 million (€4.5m) for 2001, a welcome return to the
black after losses of $16.7 million...
US encapsulated ingredients producer, Balchem Encapsulates,
recently reported a record fourth quarter for sales and net income.
The results were based on growth in the core segments of the
company combined with results of the mid-year...