About us

We are a global ingredient solutions company which makes starches, flours and proteins from plant sources such as corn, tapioca, rice, pulses and potato. We provide solutions and innovate for almost 60 industry sectors across more than 100 countries.

Our passion is delivering innovative, cost-effective ingredient solutions to keep you ahead of trends. Let’s see what’s possible working together. Whether you operate on a global or local scale, we’ll work to keep you ahead of trends and help improve your profitability.

Developing ideas. Delivering solutions.™

Products and services

Our solutions toolbox contains both the familiar and exotic core materials of maize, potato, tapioca, rice, sago, wheat, sugar, stevia, quillaia, pulses and lactose. We apply three key processes to create new ingredients that make your products perform exactly as you wish.

  • Physical modification

  • Chemical modification

  • Enzyme modification

    We have been propelling clean label innovation for more than 20 years with our NOVATION® functional native starches—bringing you great textures and the processing benefits of traditional modified starches.

    Today you have more ways to make simple into simply delicious. Our new line of pulse proteins and flours enables you to create protein- and fibre-rich products that are vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free.

    With more than 100 years of experience and a relentless passion for discovery, we invite you to join us in using our expanding portfolio of clean and simple ingredients to improve quality of life—one great product at a time.
Sensory Experience

The luxurious yoghurt that your consumer enjoys so much she deems it “her forever brand”. The addictively crispy snack that has couples competing for the last bite. The frozen pasta starter that makes the cares of the day fade away with tender chewiness, herbal flavours and comforting creaminess. Consumers want truly compelling sensory experiences—tastes, textures and fragrances so satisfying that they inspire emotional connections with the brands that deliver them.

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Affordability is one of your top three challenges today— alongside getting quality right and differentiating your product from those of your competitors. According to what you told us in our global research, the global trend of making goods and services more affordable for all must co-exist with a great eating or drinking experience. And achieving savings in manufacturing must be aligned with better outcomes.

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Convenience & Performance

The instant sauce that thickens and shines without adding heat. The face wash that smells and feels as good as it did when it was made, even after months on the pharmacy shelf. The bioplastic film that keeps cheese fresher longer.
We help you answer the need for performance—in the way ingredients work in your processes, maintain stability over time, adapt with ease from pre-preparation to final consumption and function in your applications

Gruener Deich 110
20097 Hamburg

Phone: +49 40 239150
Internet: emea.ingredion.com/africa.html
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Contact person

Constantin, Drapatz
Business Development Manager Africa
Phone: +27 79 5571308
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Ingredion South Africa
Infinity Office Park, 2 Robin Close
1448 Meyersdal
South Africa

Phone: +27 11 8679260
Fax: +27 11 8679271
Internet: emea.ingredion.com/africa.html
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News & Innovations

‘Webrooming’ widespread in consumer food purchasing decisions, finds latest Ingredion research

The food industry can no longer afford to ignore the influence of technology on consumer buying habits as ‘webrooming’ becomes widespread, recent research shows. The practice of scrutinising ingredient lists and verifying nutritional claims online before buying in store - also known as webrooming - is increasingly common. The survey indicates that 48% of respondents across Europe, the Middle-East and Africa are already using technology to compare products and a significant 17% frequently change their mind about buying food and drink after checking information online.

Technology is playing a decisive role in the continuing trend towards greater transparency within the food and drink industry, in particular the rise of mobile apps. Used in-store and at the point of purchase their influence is apparent, over one in ten of respondents said they always use mobile apps to check nutritional values and 46% sometimes do so.

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Ingredion launches potato fibres for texture, yield and cost improvements in meat, bakery and savoury applications

Ingredion has introduced a new clean label potato fibre to its portfolio in order to bring increased functionality, quality and potential cost savings to manufacturers of bakery, savoury and meat products.
Potex and Potex Crown potato fibres are designed to deliver appealing textures in processed meats and savoury applications and to boost the freshness of bakery items for optimal consumer appeal. The insoluble potato fibres can absorb and retain up to 12 times their own weight, enabling them to increase the juiciness of fresh and processed meats or add moisture to baked goods.
Alexis Cabanetos, Marketing Manager at Ingredion EMEA, said: “From changing consumer trends to fluctuating ingredient prices, food producers are constantly faced with the challenge of balancing consumer appetites, continuing to innovate and managing costs.

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Ingredion introduces virtual lab and dairy expertise for EMEA manufacturers

Ingredion has extended its virtual lab, INSIDE IDEA LABS™ in EMEA, to the dairy market, bringing its application expertise in dairy product formulation to its customers 24/7.

The virtual dairy lab showcases technical resources including sample formulations, white papers and responses to questions that customers frequently ask about topics such as formulating clean label dairy products, reducing protein and removing fat. Visitors will also find information about consumer and market trends driving change in the dairy industry, as well as insights from experts working throughout Ingredion’s network of Idea Labs™ innovation centres.

This is the second INSIDE IDEA LABS™ to be launched by Ingredion in the final half of 2018. The interactive online portal which includes consumer insights, expert advice and tested recipes, gives customers everywhere access to Ingredion’s science-based problem solving developed at the company’s 28 Idea Labs™ innovation centres.

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