Breaking News on Supplements & Nutrition - EuropeUS edition

Headlines > Industry

News in brief

DSM in negotiations to buy Chinese vitamin C manufacturer

By Shane Starling , 09-Apr-2014

DSM in negotiations to buy Chinese vitamin C manufacturer

DSM has ended speculation about acquiring Chinese vitamin C supplier Aland by acknowledging it is in talks with the firm, but asserts no deal has been signed.

DSM said the deal for 24-year-old Jiangsu-based Aland Nutraceutical Holding , if completed, would represent a, relatively small acquisition” that would, “add to its position in vitamin C, the world's largest vitamin measured by volume.”

Aland sold €65m worth of vitamin C in 2013.

Currently DSM manufactures all of its vitamin C at its facility in Dalry, Scotland. It is used mainly in food, supplements, cosmetics and feed.

Aland’s other offerings include multivitamins, glucosamine, minerals and herbal extracts.

Related products

Key Industry Events

On demand Supplier Webinars

Vitamin E and the latest science opens
DSM Nutritional Products
All supplier webinars