Food Beverage Insider
Layn Opens Strategic New Location in Europe to Help Support Global Growth in Natural Sweetener Innovation
SAVONA, Italy, Nov. 21, 2017 – Layn Corp., a global leader in the vertically integrated production of premium-quality, natural sweeteners, flavors, and botanicals, today announced the opening of its European office in Savona, on the northwest coast of Italy.
“Our new European office and logistics center places us in a strategic location as we expand globally, and continue to drive sweetener innovation and uphold our commitments to sustainability in monk fruit and stevia production,” said Luca Pennestri, president of Layn Europe. “We are also proud to have a strong presence here, as we work with industry and governments to help in Europe’s sugar reduction efforts and fight against obesity and sugar-related health problems.“
Layn was the first supplier of monk fruit in Europe, and the first to apply for EFSA certification of the ingredient. As it works to build a solid network of EU distributors and customers, Layn’s presence there will enable it to more easily align with some of the biggest players in the food & beverage industry with facilities in Europe. The new office will also allow more streamlined collaboration with EU-based global procurement.
“Together with Layn headquarters in Asia, and Layn USA overseeing the Americas, the opening of Layn Europe truly makes us a global company,” said Frank Yongfu, executive VP of Layn Corp. “This, coupled with our commitment to R&D efforts, as seen with our newly developed Global Innovation Center in Shanghai, China, affords us the unique capability and deep experience to meet the varying needs of our worldwide accounts. We are investing in the future of sugar reduction and our lab is committed to developing innovative ways to reduce sugar with all products in our portfolio.”
To learn more about Layn’s efforts in Europe, and its portfolio of high-intensity and proprietary natural sweeteners, visit them at stand #82 at Food Matters Live in London November 21-23, and #H30 at Food Ingredients Europe in Frankfurt November 28-30.
About Layn Corp:
Layn Corp. is a global leader in the vertically integrated production of premium-quality, natural sweeteners, flavors and botanicals. Founded in 1995, Layn pioneered the natural high-intensity sweetener industry, and has been advancing its innovative ingredients for over two decades. Layn’s ingredients are uniquely designed to meet the needs of global food, beverage and nutraceutical manufacturers. Its portfolio of monk fruit, stevia extracts and other functional botanicals, delivers superior taste profiles, a focus on sustainability, and proprietary formulations to satisfy a broad range of specific applications. Visit www.layncorp.com.
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