Germany’s Hydrosol, a specialist for stabilising and texturing systems, founded its Plant-Based Competence Center at the end of last year and now introduces Planteneers, whose focus is on plant-based alternatives to meat, sausage and fish products, dairy products and deli foods, as well as hybrid products.
As a member of the Stern-Wywiol Gruppe with a total of twelve sister companies, Planteneers makes use of many synergies. The company has access to the knowledge of some 100 R&D specialists and the extensive applications technology of the large Stern-Technology Center in Ahrensburg, Germany. With revenues exceeding € 500 million and some 1700 employees worldwide, the Stern-Wywiol Gruppe is one of the world’s most successful international suppliers of food & feed ingredients.
This is the perfect time, according to Managing Director Dr. Matthias Moser: “The category of plant-based solutions for alternative forms of nutrition has already attained remarkable scale. But it still offers significant further growth opportunities, which we can make much better use of with a dedicated company and a focused strategy.”
“Through intensive research, creative ideas and tireless pioneering spirit, at Planteneers we intend to play an active role in shaping the future of the industry,” explains Dr. Moser. “We’re definitely moving beyond just stabilising and texturising. At Planteneers we’re concentrating on the development of trend product concepts in the growth categories.”
“We’re positioning Planteneers as a cornerstone within the group.” Issues like environmental protection and animal welfare, as well as health, are currently the main drivers for consumer purchases of plant-based alternatives, and the growing world population is bringing a new dynamic to the field. “Plant-based alternatives are gaining enormously in importance.
Torsten Wywiol adds, “With this new company we are developing attractive solutions and making an important contribution to the fast-growing market for foods from plant-based alternatives. It is our clear objective to establish this newest subsidiary successfully on the international market.”