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Vitablend: Science for life

Vitablend is specialized in providing customized ingredient systems. We offer you Nutrient Premixes and Spray-dried formulations for the Fortification of your food, as well as innovative Antioxidant Systems for the protection of your recipes in human nutrition, animal nutrition, and personal care.

Vitablend's history

Vitablend was established in 2001 in Wolvega, the Netherlands, by six entrepreneurs with specific technical expertise in the food industry. Today, Vitablend operates 3 sites across the globe: one in the Netherlands for the European market, one in Singapore for the Asia-Pacific market, and one in the USA for the North American market. This global coverage, backed by the comprehensive supply-chain services of Barentz, gives our customers the right set of support and services for a short time to market.

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2001:
Six entrepreneurs

Vitablend was founded in 2001 by six entrepreneurs with specific technical expertise in the food industry.

2008:
Joining forces with Barentz

Vitablend becomes part of the Barentz group, enabling reach to customers.

2012:
New plant in Singapore

Our state-of-the-art dry-blending plant at the Centre of South-East Asia.

2015:
New Spray-Drying facility in The Netherlands

Vitablend strengthens its position in the specialized nutrition field through major investment in a unique spray-drying set-up.

2018: US expansion

New technology

2020: Integration of VitaSquare

Integration of VitaSquare

Meet the team

Don palm

Don palm

Vice President
Operations

Having over 25 years in the food industry, expertise in operations, and a background in business and finance, Don brings broad and diverse experience. With a demonstrated history of successful business development and knowledge gained starting and managing a US based ingredient manufacturing business, he has unique insights into what is needed to grow a successful global supplier. Don is based in the US and manages the production entities.

Marc Duchene

Marc Duchene

Vice President
Sales

Marc has a bachelor’s degree in Food Technology, MSc in Biology, and Executive MBA in Management.

For the last 20 years, he has worked in executive roles in Europe and Asia Pacific in food ingredients distribution and business development of customized ingredient solutions for Functional Foods and Specialized Nutrition.

Jonathan Romano

Jonathan Romano

Business Unit Director Fortification

Jonathan joined Vitablend in 2012 as a regional sales manager with experience in biotechnology and the flavor industry. Holding a Master’s degree in Biochemistry and one in business, he feels very comfortable in developing complex customized technical solutions in a global business environment. Strong from major commercial successes, involving key CAPEX investments for Vitablend and settling long-term customer agreements, he drives the Global Business Unit Nutrition.

Yohann Hureau

Yohann Hureau

Business Unit Director Protection

Yohann joined Vitablend in 2012.  He holds a master’s degree in Food Engineering and built up his carrier in international sales and business development. Since he joined the Vitablend Protection Division, he has had different regional and global Sales roles. Since 2018 he has been managing the Vitablend US antioxidant factory and the business development in the Americas. He is now in charge of the global antioxidant business unit.  

Global coverage creates shortcuts

Vitablend operates 3 development and production hubs, one each in Europe, Asia, and the USA. We produce locally with locally stocked ingredients, so you can rely on fast delivery.

Front of the Vitablend building in Wolvega, the Netherlands

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Europe

For EMEA, please contact our experts in the Netherlands.

CONTACT EMEA EXPERTS

Front of the Vitablend building in Singapore

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Asia Pacific

For Asia Pacific, please contact our experts in Singapore.

Contact Asia experts

Front of the Vitablend building in the US

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USA

For the Americas, please contact our experts in the USA.

CONTACT USA EXPERTS

Part of Barentz, the global life science ingredients distributor

Since 2008, Vitablend is part of the Barentz group. In line with Barentz’s credo “Always a better solution” we are also dedicated to find, develop and create always a better solution.

Being part of Barentz has huge advantages for our customers: With our production sites on 3 continents and the high-performance supply chain from Barentz in 60+ countries, our Nutritional Systems and Antioxidant Systems are easily available around the globe with short lead times.

And in case you want to enter a new market or country, we team up with the experts from Barentz to provide you with valuable insights.

 

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Present in
60+
Countries

 

Supply chain with
24/7
stock management

 

A global team of
1500+
employees

Career: Looking for passionate professionals

Working at Vitablend means working in a professional, ambitious, and growing organization in the international food industry, and in a truly international atmosphere. We are always looking for new colleagues like food technologists, technical salespeople, process operators and many more for our facilities in the Netherlands, in Singapore and in the USA.

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