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Kennedy's Bakery Production Magazine | October 14, 2019

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Glanbia Nutritionals acquires Watson

Glanbia Nutritionals acquires Watson

Glanbia Nutritionals has acquired Watson, a US based manufacturer and supplier of custom nutrient premix, bakery ingredient, edible film and material conditioning solutions for the nutrition, food and beverage, personal care and supplement industries.

The transaction is highly complementary, strengthening Glanbia’s capability set with microencapsulation, agglomeration, micronising, spray drying and edible film technologies.

The knowledge and experience of the combined R&D teams will give the enhanced ability to create superior premix solutions that address the complex formulation requirements of today’s increasingly sophisticated applications.

Glanbia Nutritionals’ custom nutrient premix production footprint now extends coast to coast in the US with facilities in California, Missouri, Illinois, and Connecticut to better serve customers across the region. The US presence is supplemented by facilities in Germany and China to provide global scale and solutions to customers.

“We are excited to welcome the 300 employees of Watson with their established reputation of expertise, technical capability and commitment to excellence,” said Brian Phelan, CEO of Glanbia Nutritionals. “The customers of both organisations will stand to benefit significantly from the combined capabilities that the two teams now bring together.”