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At a glance

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 and personal care, animal nutrition, supplements, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, and bioplastics.

In manufacturing, our excellence spans generations, showcasing an unparalleled mastery and commitment to quality. We possess profound expertise in developing and operating sustainable, resource-efficient production processes, often inspired by and 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 2023, Corbion generated annual sales of € 1,443.8 million and had a workforce of 2,727 FTE. 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 supplies food ingredient solutions to the world’s leading food manufacturers and encompasses Preservation Solutions, Functional Systems, and Single Ingredients. We leverage the power of natural mechanisms and processes to deliver value-adding solutions that help our customers create food products that stay fresh, safe, and delicious for longer.

We help preserve things that matter: a nutritious, high-quality eating experience consumers can enjoy sharing with their loved ones; our planet’s finite resources, which we strive to use responsibly in our commitment to reducing food waste; and affordable food accessibility. Through our efforts, we enhance efficiency, extend freshness, and ensure safety across 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 and 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

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 fermentation to provide nutritional ingredients while preserving the world’s limited resources. We deliver through the commitment of our teams and the collaboration along the value chain to advance sustainability 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 and dependency on marine resources, positively impacting the carbon footprint on the basis that omega-3 from AlgaPrime™ DHA has a lower carbon footprint than traditional fish oil, proven by an ISO-compliant life cycle assessment (LCA).


In our Incubator, where we develop early-stage initiatives with a positive impact on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, we work on five selected platforms: Algae Portfolio Extension, Biopolymers, Natural Preservation, Circular Raw Materials, and Net Zero.

Each of these five platforms is linked to one of the three business units and integrated into their innovation programs, all with the goal of providing long-term value. By collaborating with like-minded partners, we strengthen our capabilities, and we support our customers in making informed decisions to develop superior, more sustainable products using renewable resources. We are dedicated to advancing a circular economy through our innovations, aiming to enhance quality of life for both current and 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.