Naturex appoints Chimab as new Italian distributor


Avignon, France, 10/26/2017. Naturex has expanded its presence in the Italian market with the appointment of Chimab as a distributor. From 1 November 2017, Chimab will work alongside Naturex to distribute its savory ingredients and selected sweet products to food businesses across Italy. The agreement will enable Naturex, with Chimab’s support, to enhance its service levels in the country and react more quickly to changing customer needs.

Part of the Brenntag Group, Chimab is one of Italy’s leading suppliers of ingredients to the food, beverage and nutrition industry. Chimab operates a highly efficient distribution network and maintains high stock levels to ensure security of supply on an ongoing basis. As well as providing distribution services, it operates in-house labs for product development and offers full technical support.

Commenting on the new agreement, Naturex EMEA Food Sales VP Hubert Defert said: “This collaboration will bring us closer to the Italian market, enabling us to work with Chimab to service the requirements of food companies faster and more effectively. Chimab is very well established in Italy and has excellent knowledge of its home market, which means it will be the perfect partner as we look to grow our footprint in this important part of Europe.”

Ignazio Vullo, President of Chimab, added: “Naturex is famous globally for its superb ingredients offer, and we are delighted to be given the opportunity to work together to strengthen its foothold in the Italian food market, which is one of the most exciting in the world. We share Naturex’s core values of quality, innovation and sustainability and look forward to opening up its savory and sweet products to a wider audience.”

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About Naturex

Naturex sources, manufactures and markets natural specialty ingredients for the food, health and cosmetic industries. As the Natural Maker, the company actively supports the global shift to natural by directly addressing key consumer expectations through an offer built on two main focus areas: My Natural Food and My Natural Selfcare. Naturex’s portfolio includes colors, antioxidants, specialty fruits & vegetables, phytoactives, and numerous other plant-based natural ingredients, designed to help its customers create healthy, authentic and effective products.

The Group’s strong commitment to sustainability, continuous innovation process, and the talent of its people are at the heart of its success.

Headquartered in Avignon, France, Naturex has experienced steadily-increasing growth throughout the last 20 years. The group posted €404.4 million in sales in 2016 and employs 1,700 people worldwide. Naturex is listed on Euronext Paris, Compartment B – Index: Euronext Next 150, Enternext CAC PEA-PME 150, CAC Small & Mid, CAC Small, Gaïa - Ticker: NRX - Reuters: NATU.PA - Bloomberg: NRX:FP - DR SYMBOL: NTUXY

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Your Naturex contacts:

Antoine Dauby

Marketing & Commjunications Director

Tel : 33 4 90 23 96 89

Frédérique Carré

Communications Manager

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About Chimab

Based in Italy, Chimab is part of the Brenntag Group. It has been a supplier of food ingredients and a producer of functional semi-finished products to the food industry since 1985. Backed by in-depth technical and scientific know-how, the company studies and develops innovative systems to meet the needs of the food industry and to promote the healthiness, safety and naturalness of food products for health and wellbeing.

With expertise in a range of food sectors, particularly in Meat, Culinary, Ice Cream&Dairy, Baking&Confectionery, Food&Beverage (Fruit Preparation, Beverage, Oenology), Chimab offers also wide-ranging tailor-made solutions, in-house R&D labs for product development, technical support and pre & after sales service for improving and innovating food products.

CHIMAB – Food ingredient solutions



Stefano Carnelli

Product Manager

Mobile: +39 342 8787200

Giulia Ceccon

Marketing & Communications;

Tel: + 39 049 9201496  

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