San Marcos, CA – Gillco Ingredients and Corbion (Lenexa, KS) have entered into a distribution agreement. Gillco will focus on distributing the Opti.Form®, Purac®, PuraQ®, Purasal® and Verdad® product lines to meat and plant-based meat industries.
“With foodborne illness being a top consumer concern, Corbion should be the name behind every meat company. They’ve created all-encompassing solutions that cover food protection, color, sodium reduction, and more, all while considering ones labeling needs,” said Mike Montgomery, President of Gillco Ingredients. “Corbion is always one step ahead. With the funding of plant-based meat companies at an all-time high, they’ve created an impressive focused solutions list dedicated to this industry.”
“Both Corbion and Gillco Ingredients are known for delivering clean-label and organic ingredients, and that natural alignment will serve our customers well,” says David Charest, Vice President of Sustainable Food Solutions, Corbion. “This partnership will help us provide quality solutions and service to a broader spectrum of customers at a pivotal time for the industry, and it will establish a continual feedback loop that deepens our understanding of customer needs. Ultimately, we’re creating a win-win-win.”
“This agreement allows Gillco to offer our customers an even more comprehensive selection of value-added, innovative ingredients,” said Shelley Becht, Vice President of Sales and Marketing of Gillco Ingredients. “The addition of the Corbion products to our portfolio strengthens our position as a trusted partner to food manufacturers and will allow us to bring greater value to the overall customer experience.”
Gillco Ingredients is honored to be partnering with a manufacturer that is committed to innovation, all while keeping sustainability at the forefront of their business practices.
Southern California based Gillco (@gillcoingredients) has redefined the concept of wholesale ingredient distribution. They have partnered with some of the most reputable and innovative ingredient manufacturers in the world to put together an incredible line of label-friendly, sustainable and organic food solutions.
Gillco is strategically positioned with a dozen warehouses nationwide to offer our solutions-oriented ingredients quickly and without large minimum orders. Their extensive portfolio includes: clean-label antimicrobials, antioxidants, cocoa and chocolate, edible oils, emulsifiers, enzymes, fibers, gums, proteins, organic and low-calorie sweeteners and starches.
With 36 years of ingredient distribution, Gillco prides themselves on extraordinary service, dedicated technical sales team and setting the gold standard for high quality ingredients. For more information, visit www.gillco.com.
Corbion is the global market leader in lactic acid and its derivatives, and a leading supplier of emulsifiers, functional enzyme blends, minerals, vitamins, and algae ingredients. We use our unique expertise in fermentation and other processes to deliver sustainable solutions for the preservation of food and food production, health, and our planet. For over 100 years, we have been uncompromising in our commitment to safety, quality, innovation and performance. Drawing on our deep application and product knowledge, we work side-by-side with customers to make our cutting-edge technologies work for them. Our solutions help differentiate products in markets such as food, home & personal care, animal nutrition, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, and bioplastics. In 2019, Corbion generated annual sales of € 976.4 million and had a workforce of 2.138 FTE. Corbion is listed on Euronext Amsterdam. For more information: www.corbion.com