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Chr. Hansen: innovation and technology with natural ingredients, in Food and Drink Digital

The strong commitment to constant research and quality of products and services marked the trajectory of Hansen's success
 Chr. Hansen

(SAN DIEGO, CA) – Every day we can see the presence of Chr Hansen in the lives of millions. With Danish origin, for 138 years this company has produced natural ingredients for food, health, pharmaceutical and agricultural industries, from probiotics for human health and enzymes used in the manufacture of cheese, to cultures for yogurt and natural dyes used in beverages, confectionery and ice cream.  

 Hansen was founded in 1874 in Copenhagen, by the Danish pharmacist Christian Ditlev Ammentorp Hansen. Today the company has high-tech manufacturing facilities on three continents, 2,300 employees in 32 countries, development centers in Denmark, in the United States, France and Germany, and application centers in 19 countries, with agents and distributors worldwide. "Hansen is a global company in fast expansion, which develops solutions based on solid research, development, and significant investments in technology," says Hansen’s South and Central America Vice-President, Eduardo Lemos Grecco, in a recent interview for Food and Drink Digital.   

In Brazil, Hansen has been present for over 100 years. Initially, the company worked through local distributors, who traded curds exported by the headquarters. Finally, in 1977, the company established its branch in the City of Valinhos, in the state of São Paulo.   

To read more about the innovations Chr. Hansen is bringing to the market, check out the full article in the June 2012 issue of Food and Drink Digital.

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