Balchem Corporation has announced the acquisition of Zumbro River Brand Inc., headquartered in Albert Lea, Minnesota. Zumbro specializes in developing, marketing, and manufacturing agglomerated and extruded products for the food and beverage industry and is a market leader in high protein and specialty extruded snacks, cereals, and crisps, marketed under the brands Z-Crisps®, Whey-Os™, Whey-Vs™, and Z-Texx Complete™.
Ted Harris, Chairman, CEO, and President of Balchem, said, “Zumbro’s products, brands, and manufacturing capabilities will further enhance our portfolio of solutions for our customers in the food and beverage industry. Mr. Harris added, “In particular, the unique high protein products and extrusion manufacturing capabilities that Zumbro has developed will expand our ability to provide custom solutions for the higher protein nutritional needs of the market today. We are excited to bring these technologies, and the full line of Balchem solutions, to all of our customers.”
Pam Sander, majority owner and Chief Executive Officer of Zumbro, said, "Zumbro's rapid growth in plant-based proteins and better-for-you snacks was achieved thanks to our dedicated, innovative employees. We're excited to be joining Balchem, an industry leader that shares our vision for the tremendous opportunities for these products, and can help to scale these eco- and health-friendly choices to the broader market."
Zumbro will be integrated within Balchem’s Human Nutrition and Health Segment.