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Basel, 10 January 2017

Jungbunzlauer celebrates 150th anniversary

Industrial-scale biotech, jobs and investments in Europe and North America, coupled with growing global sales of biodegradable ingredients using renewable raw materials – this is the story of Jungbunzlauer. Vibrant and sustainable – those two words characterise the company that will celebrate its 150th anniversary in 2017 and look back on its successful development under the ownership of the Kahane Family during the last 50 years.

It all started with a spirit distillery in the village of Jungbunzlau in the historical region of Bohemia, where great entrepreneurial courage, a spirit of innovation, customer focus and an excellent feel for global markets drove the development of the company.

Today Jungbunzlauer is one of the world’s leading producers of biodegradable ingredients of natural origin. All products are manufactured in high-tech plants by fermentation, where non-genetically modified organisms transform carbohydrates from corn into ingredients. This is reflected in the company’s guiding vision ‘From nature to ingredients®’. Jungbunzlauer’s ingredients are used daily by millions of consumers globally in food, beverages, detergents and personal care products.

Jungbunzlauer is committed to being the supplier of choice when quality, reliability and sustainability are key parameters for the customer. Contributing to making products healthier and safer for consumers globally sets the agenda for the company’s owners as well as its employees.