Azelis partners with Alvinesa Natural Ingredients to strengthen Asia Pacific food & nutrition portfolio with natural ingredients.

As an expansion plan, Alvinesa Natural Ingredients and Azelis are partnering to offer Alvinesa's range of natural ingredients to markets such as India, Korea and Vietnam.


Azelis, a leading innovation service provider in the specialty chemicals and food ingredients industry, is pleased to announce a new partnership with Alvinesa Natural Ingredients (“Alvinesa”), a leading European-based provider of sustainable plant-based ingredients that promote healthy living. Partnering with Azelis allows Alvinesa to expand their footprint to the Asia Pacific region, bringing their portfolio to a more global audience. Effective February 2023, this mandate expands Azelis’ lateral value chain in India, Korea and Vietnam with the addition of Alvinesa’s range of natural products, allowing the Azelis group to provide additional solutions for the growing nutraceuticals market.

Alvinesa is a “circular economy” leader that upcycles and transforms agricultural coproducts into valuable natural ingredients. Its extensive range of natural products are made from grape pomace and olive juice, for use in the food, beverage, nutraceutical, cosmetics and personal care, enology , and animal nutrition industries. Their portfolio includes a wide selection of grape and olive polyphenols, natural colorings, natural tartaric acid, grapeseed oil and natural wine concentrates marketed under the recently launched Vintera™ brand, which is expected to drive further growth for Alvinesa in the global nutraceutical, food and beverage, animal health and cosmetics and personal care markets, with future innovative launches in the pipeline.

Jordi Ferre, Alvinesa Natural Ingredients Chief Executive Officer, comments:
“Alvinesa is building its global health and nutrition ingredient business, and the recent launch of Vintera™ represents a clear new positioning for our portfolio in the high value, branded and scientifically backed active ingredient space. Partnering with Azelis allows us to expand our reach in Asia Pacific, finding new opportunities for growth when combining our product portfolio with their extensive market knowledge and insights, skilled sales and innovation teams with specialty ingredient expertise, and dedicated lab facilities for formulation development and support.”

Sertaç Sürür, Azelis Asia Pacific CEO & President adds:
“We are thrilled to add Alvinesa’s innovative range of products to our growing nutraceutical lateral value chain, further enhancing the healthy, sustainable, and plant-derived formulations and solutions we provide which are also in line with our sustainability aspirations. Together we can develop healthier solutions for the Asia Pacific region, as customers can look forward to even more options for natural ingredients that meet leading market and consumer demands for products that boost overall well-being and health.”

About Azelis

Azelis is a leading global innovation service provider in the specialty chemicals and food ingredients industry present in over 57 countries across the globe with over 3,000 employees. Our knowledgeable teams of industry, market and technical experts are each dedicated to a specific market within Life Sciences and Industrial Chemicals. We offer a lateral value chain of complementary products to more than 51,000 customers, supported by ~2,300 principal relationships, creating a turnover of €2.8 billion (2021). Azelis Group NV is listed on Euronext Brussels under ticker AZE.

Across our extensive network of more than 60 application laboratories, our award-winning staff help develop formulations and provide technical guidance throughout the customers’ product development process. We combine a global market reach with a local footprint to offer a reliable, integrated and unique digital service to local customers and attractive business opportunities to principals. EcoVadis Platinum rated, Azelis is a leader in sustainability. We believe in building and nurturing solid, honest and transparent relationships with our people and partners. 

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About Alvinesa Natural Ingredients

Alvinesa Natural Ingredients is a “circular economy” leader of sustainable plant-based ingredients based in Spain. The company upcycles and transforms coproducts into valuable natural ingredients that promote healthy living. Alvinesa sells an extensive range of natural products made from grape and olive pomace, including organic, for use in the nutraceutical, food, beverage, animal health, wine-making and cosmetics and personal care industries. The portfolio includes a wide selection of polyphenols, colors (anthocyanins), wine concentrates, natural tartaric acid, grapeseed oil and alcohols.

With more than 70 years of manufacturing and extraction expertise, Alvinesa controls a sustainable, traceable, and waste prevention supply chain. The company sources the highest quality, no- and low- pesticide grape pomace mainly from Spain’s fertile Castilla-La Mancha and Catalonia wine regions. Alvinesa transforms 100% of the raw materials it sources either into valuable ingredients or to generate steam energy for its water extraction process. Built in 2015, our state-of-the-art manufacturing facility is the largest co-product plant of its kind in the world and means that Alvinesa can deliver a secure high volume and consistent supply chain with the highest quality certifications.

Alvinesa has a global presence, exporting to more than 15 countries.