DSM and Lonza strengthen partnership

22-06-2009 | |

DSM Nutritional Products Ltd and Lonza Ltd announced the early renewal and extension of their long-time collaboration in the production facilities in Visp and Lalden, Wallis, Switzerland.

Lonza has for decades been a critical supplier for the services and raw materials for the vitamins, carotenoids, and aroma chemicals produced by DSM Nutritional Products.
Within the framework of this new contract, the parties are reviewing the organisational setup for the 147 Lonza employees working at the Lalden site of DSM Nutritional Products.
The collaboration between the companies dates back to 1965, when the predecessor company Teranol AG was founded to produce vitamin A and E. As Lonza commissioned at that same time its cracker, which could supply the necessary raw materials acetylene and hydrogen, the decision was made to locate the new Teranol production site in Lalden next to existing Lonza infrastructure.
About Lonza
Headquartered in Basel, Switzerland Lonza has strong capabilities in large and small molecules, peptides, amino acids and niche bioproducts which play an important role in the development of novel medicines and healthcare products.
Lonza is a leader in cell-based research, endotoxin detection and cell therapy manufacturing. It is also a leading provider of value chemical and biotech ingredients to the nutrition, hygiene, preservation, agro and personal care markets.
About DSM Nutritional Products
DSM Nutritional Products is the world’s leading supplier of vitamins, carotenoids and other fine chemicals to the feed, food, pharmaceutical and personal care industries.
The business has sales of over € 2 billion and a long tradition as a pioneer in the discovery of new products, new formulations and attractive applications for all industry segments.

Dick Ziggers Former editor All About Feed