Through the deal, Connell Bros. will expand its ingredient portfolio within a wide range of industries, including food, home care, animal feed, and industrial applications.
“Enzymes are critical components in a wide variety of applications, and we believe that the addition of the dedicated technical and sales teams from Enzyme Solutions will strengthen our business, lead to new opportunities, and be of great value to our customers,” said Graham Brown, general manager of Connell Brothers Australasia.
Enzyme Solutions has been involved in the tailoring and blending of enzymes for various applications.
Barri Trotter, currently general manager for Enzyme Solutions, will be business manager for the new Connell Brothers Australasia Enzyme Solutions business unit. Geoff Bearzatto, owner of Enzyme Solutions, will continue to have an active role in running the business.
Connell Brothers is currently the largest marketer and distributor of specialty chemicals and ingredients in Asia-Pacific, and in recent years has significantly grown its regulated businesses, including food ingredients.