AAK will collaborate with Invita through an exclusive distribution of AAK’s plant-based food solutions for Australia and New Zealand.
Australia and New Zealand are two of the fastest-growing markets in the world when it comes to plant-based foods, supported by an advanced food technology as well as the countries’ eating clean and green lifestyle.
“We expect the demand for alternative protein innovation and sustainable plant-based alternatives to grow strongly in the region,” said Nikesh Hindocha, regional director of AAK Southeast Asia.
Drawing on a diverse range of raw material sources, AAK works together with its customers to develop great-tasting plant-based food products made with love for people, plants and the planet, and the company shares Invita’s fundamental core mission to be in a long-term sustainable business.
“We are excited about the partnership with AAK as this aligns with our initiatives in creating value-added and healthier options in plant-based foods with a sustainable supply chain for our customers“, said Yen Bird, sales and business development director of Invita Australia.
Invita has been trading in New Zealand since 1988 and has built a customer-focused company servicing New Zealand and Australia with offices in Auckland, Sydney and Melbourne. Invita supplies high-quality life science ingredients with a focus on food, beverage, pharmaceutical and nutraceutical industries, including onsite application support, local warehousing, and distribution. Through exclusive relationships with supply partners, Invita has access to the latest global market trends and new product launches across all market segments.
“With this partnership, our innovative and customized AkoPlanetTM by AAK solutions for plant-based foods will be available to food manufacturers via Invita’s well-established technical facility and distribution network in Australia and New Zealand,”said Hindocha.