Brenntag, the global market leader in chemical distribution, has opened a new Food & Beverage application laboratory at the Australian head office in Melbourne. The laboratory will support the Food & Beverage sales teams both in Australia and New Zealand. The application lab has been designed to provide a unique training and hands on environment for customers and suppliers alike. Customers have the possibility to utilize Brenntag’s new resources to present new product concepts quicker to the market and suppliers can use the facility to train Brenntag’s sales teams.
“The lab is foundational in our growth strategy moving forward. It brings us in line with the competencies and value propositions that our regional business offers and provides another creative and driving force to our local business”, states Henri Nejade, CEO of Brenntag Asia Pacific.
The focus of the laboratory is set on the current core markets in Dairy, Bakery and Beverage also incorporating a space for the important health focused ingredients.
Brenntag is the global market leader in full-line chemical distribution. Linking chemical manufacturers and chemical users, Brenntag provides business-to-business distribution solutions for industrial and specialty chemicals globally. With over 10,000 products and a world-class supplier base, Brenntag offers one-stop-shop solutions to more than 170,000 customers. The value-added services include just-in-time delivery, product mixing, formulation, repackaging, inventory management, drum return handling as well as extensive technical support. Headquartered in Mülheim an der Ruhr, Germany, the company operates a global network with more than 450 locations in over 70 countries. In 2012 the company realized global sales of EUR 9.7 billion (USD 12.5 billion) with nearly 13,000 employees.