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BASF names North American distributors for human nutrition business

BASF names North American distributors for human nutrition business
Brenntag Specialties, Inc. and Horn Company are joining BASF’s human nutrition distribution network in 2012.

BASF Corporation is pleased to announce the appointment of two distributors to serve its human nutrition customers in North America.  BASF’s successful acquisition of Cognis in December 2010 broadened its product and services portfolio, creating the opportunity to find better ways to meet customer needs.

 “After a thorough selection process, we identified the best distribution partners to deliver the high quality products and services our customers expect from BASF in a new and more efficient way,” said Samy Jandali, Vice President, Nutrition & Health, North America, BASF Corporation.  “This new distribution network will provide our customers with a broad range of products to meet virtually any application need in dietary supplements, foods and beverages.”

 Effective January 1, 2012, Brenntag Specialties, Inc. and Horn Company will be part of BASF’s human nutrition distribution network.  “We chose two companies with a long history of specialized industry expertise and a proven track record with numerous other BASF business groups,” said Frank Bergonzi, Director of Corporate Distribution, North America, BASF Corporation.  “Brenntag Specialties will serve customers in Canada and the eastern United States.  Customers in the western states will work now with Horn Company.

 Brenntag Specialties is a global market leader in full-line chemical distribution.  Its Sales and Marketing teams are supported by six regional customer service centers, and 17 warehouses across the United States and Canada, technical service, regulatory and analytical laboratories. Linking chemical manufacturers and chemical users, the company provides business-to-business distribution solutions for industrial and specialty chemicals globally. With over 10,000 products and a highly diverse supplier base, Brenntag offers one-stop-shop solutions to more than 150,000 customers.

Horn Company is one of North America’s premier distributors of specialty ingredients, raw materials and chemicals for use in a wide variety of industries. These encompass nutraceuticals, cosmetics, personal care products, food ingredients, cleaning products and animal wellness products, coatings, composites, building materials, elastomers, and adhesives.

About Nutrition & Health

BASF's Nutrition & Health division develops, produces and markets a comprehensive range of products and services from the Pharmaceuticals, Aroma Chemicals, Human Nutrition and Animal Nutrition industries. The division addresses customer needs and enhances their consumers' well-being and quality of life. The division provides the Pharmaceutical industry with active ingredients such as caffeine and ibuprofen, as well as excipients and customized synthesis services. Nutrition & Health produces Aroma Chemicals such as citral and geraniol for the Flavor and Fragrance industry. Important Human Nutrition products are vitamins and carotenoids, plant sterols, emulsifiers and omega-3 fatty acids. Its feed additives such as vitamins, carotenoids and enzymes make Nutrition & Health a worldwide leader for the Animal Nutrition market.

BASF – The Chemical Company

BASF Corporation, headquartered in Florham Park, New Jersey, is the North American affiliate of BASF SE, Ludwigshafen, Germany. BASF has approximately 16,400 employees in North America, and had sales of $17.7 billion in 2010. For more information about BASF’s North American operations, visit

BASF is the world’s leading chemical company: The Chemical Company. Its portfolio ranges from chemicals, plastics, performance products, and agricultural products to oil and gas. As a reliable partner, BASF creates chemistry to help its customers in virtually all industries to be more successful. With its high-value products and intelligent solutions, BASF plays an important role in finding answers to global challenges, such as climate protection, energy efficiency, nutrition and mobility. BASF posted sales of more than €63.9 billion in 2010 and had approximately 109,000 employees as of the end of the year. Further information on BASF is available on the Internet at

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