BASF 'impressed' with Cognis integration, expecting more M&A

By Stephen Daniells

- Last updated on GMT

Related tags Basf North america Consumer United states

One year on from the $3.1 billion acquisition of Cognis, Samy Jandali, VP of nutrition and health North America for BASF, told Stephen Daniells why he is impressed with the progress of the integration and why we can expect more M&A in the nutrition industry.

Speaking with NutraIngredients-USA at the IFT annual meeting and food expo in New Orleans, Jandali said that the enlarged company was focusing on the strengths inherent in both BASF and Cognis to deliver higher value to their customers and the end consumer.

“The days of being an ingredient supplier only are long over,”​ he said.

“We will see more M&A and consolidation in the industry will continue,” ​said Jandali

“We’re trying to feed nine billion people on the planet by 2050 and I hope that’s not only what’s driving BASF but also our competition because we have a job to do in this extent.”

Jandali also talked about BASF’s sustainability program, called “The S.E.T. Initiative”, which is designed to enable the implementation of ‘sustainability’, ‘eco-efficiency’ and ‘traceability.

BASF has developed analysis to optimize profitability and improve the environmental and social aspects involved in a product’s evolution.

Related news

Show more

Related products

show more

LocVita® D3: Tailored Formulas & Beadlet Solutions

LocVita® D3: Tailored Formulas & Beadlet Solutions

Content provided by INNOBIO Corporation Limited | 11-Mar-2024 | White Paper

LocVita® Vegan Vitamin D3 delivers specially formulated options that are sugar-free and organic, designed to accommodate various dietary preferences and...

Nutriterra DHA Canola for Global Omega-3 Day

Nutriterra DHA Canola for Global Omega-3 Day

Content provided by Nuseed Nutritional | 28-Feb-2024 | Data Sheet

March 3 is Global Omega-3 Day. While almost everyone needs more omega-3, not everyone tolerates marine oil. Nutriterra DHA Canola makes it easy to celebrate...

Krill oil supports six key areas of healthy aging

Krill oil supports six key areas of healthy aging

Content provided by Aker BioMarine | 14-Feb-2024 | White Paper

The global population is getting older—according to WHO by 2050 the world’s population over 60 years will double and the population above 80 years will...

Related suppliers

Follow us


View more