Eastman Gel will be part of VION Ingredients activity Rousselot. It is considered as an opportunity to strengthen Rousselots’ position in both growing pharma-markets and its current position in the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).
The acquisition contributes to Rousselots’ strategy of worldwide presence in gelatine and proximity to customers and will add to their leading position in gelatine manufacturing worldwide.
Eastman Gel manufactures gelatine for the photographic, pharmaceutical, edible protein and food/confectionery market sectors. Eastman Gel employs 95 people and produces 5500 tonnes of gelatine, yearly.
VION N.V. is an internationally operating food company with two core activities Food and Ingredients. The company produces high-quality foods and ingredients for humans and animals. VION has an annual turnover of € 8.9 billion and employs 26.500 staff worldwide. VION is a non-listed company and has a single agricultural shareholder: the Zuidelijke Land- en tuinbouworganisatie ZLTO [Dutch Southern Farmers and Market Gardeners Union] which has 18,000 members. VION’s head office is located in Eindhoven, the Netherlands.