At Corbion, we exist to preserve what matters. We are the global market leader in lactic acid and lactic acid derivatives, as well as a leading supplier of other ferments, functional enzyme blends, minerals, vitamins, and algae ingredients. We create sustainable ingredient solutions that preserve what matters in food and food production, health, and our planet. For over 100 years, Corbion has stood for an uncompromising commitment to safety, quality, innovation, and performance. Drawing on our deep application and product knowledge, we work side-by-side with customers to make our cutting-edge solutions work for them. Leveraging our advanced capabilities in fermentation and preservation technologies, we help differentiate products in diverse markets such as food, home & personal care, animal nutrition, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, and bioplastics.
In manufacturing, we have a long history of excellence, and an unsurpassed level of expertise, in developing and operating sustainable, resource-efficient production processes often rooted in natural mechanisms.
Our strategy and operations are driven by our commitment to advancing sustainability and maintaining the highest ethical standards. These priorities are reflected in the management of our global supply chain, the responsible procurement of raw materials, and our efforts to ensure the safety and well-being of our people.
In 2022, Corbion generated annual sales of € 1,457.9 million and had a workforce of 2,601 FTEs. Corbion is listed on Euronext Amsterdam.
Four lines of business
At Corbion, we distinguish between four lines of business, each with a different set of characteristics: Sustainable Food Solutions, Lactic Acid & Specialties, Algae Ingredients, and Incubator.
Sustainable Food Solutions
Our Sustainable Food Solutions unit is a global supplier of food ingredients – Preservation Solutions, Functional Systems, and Single Ingredients – to the world’s leading food manufacturers. We excel at using natural mechanisms and processes to help our customers create food products that stay fresh, safe, and delicious longer.
We help preserve things that matter: a nutritious, high-quality eating experience consumers can enjoy sharing with friends and family; our planet’s resources, which we aim to source responsibly and preserve by helping to minimize food waste; and access to affordable foods, which we make possible by enabling more efficient production in the bakery, meat, culinary, beverage, confectionery, and dairy markets.
Lactic Acid & Specialties
Lactic Acid & Specialties encompasses Biochemicals (lactic acid, salts, esters, and other specialties), Biomaterials (polymers for medical and pharmaceutical applications), and TotalEnergies Corbion (our joint venture with TotalEnergies for the production and marketing of Luminy® PLA).
We enable customers to commercialize safe and sustainable performance products. Our goal is to leverage our product functionalities, organizational capabilities, and innovation mindset to build long lasting collaborative relationships with key market leaders and innovative players.
The value to our customers comes from the inherent safety, sustainability, and performance of our products, delivered through the commitment of our teams to providing solutions that create new opportunities. Leveraging our rich heritage in fermentation and the application of lactic-acid-based technologies, we provide performance through functionalities offered with these product lines and technologies using renewable resources.
Our solutions offer benefits in biochemical applications spanning a wide array of industries, including home & personal care products, pharma-medical, animal health, chemicals, electronics, and polymers. We continuously explore and develop new ways to enhance the functionalities our products can bring to customers’ applications.
Algae Ingredients comprises algae-based ingredients providing nutritional benefits for human and animal diets, such as long-chain omega-3. We are a global omega-3 supplier for aquaculture, pet food, and other omega-3 applications.
We believe in unleashing the power of algae fermentation to provide nutritional ingredients while preserving the world’s limited resources, like fish. We create value for our customers from the inherent safety, sustainability, and performance of our products. We deliver through the commitment of our teams and the collaboration along the value chain to promote sustainability advancement and continuous growth.
With a unique design, we apply disruptive technologies built on our vast experience in fermentation and industrial-scale manufacturing to deliver our solutions using renewable resources. What we do is critical to reducing pressure on marine resources positively impacting the carbon footprint to preserve nature, on the basis that omega-3 from AlgaPrime™ DHA has a lower carbon footprint than traditional fish oil, proven by an ISO-compliant LCA.
Our Incubator, where we develop early-stage initiatives having a positive impact on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, comprises five platforms: Algae portfolio extension, Biopolymers, Natural preservation, Circular raw materials, and Net zero.
We develop new business platforms to deliver long-term value through our Incubator, applying disruptive technologies built on our vast experience in fermentation and industrial-scale manufacturing and strengthening our capabilities with innovation partners. Collaborating with like-minded partners, we support our customers in making conscious choices to create better, more sustainable products based on renewable resources. We believe in a circular economy, where our innovations can help improve the quality of life – both today and for future generations.
Our global presence
We market our products through a worldwide network of sales offices and distributors and have a global supply chain with manufacturing facilities in the US, Thailand, Brazil, Mexico, the Netherlands, and Spain. Our innovation centers are located across the globe and our headquarters is based in the Netherlands.