DOWNERS GROVE, ILL. – Univar Solutions Inc. announced two of its subsidiaries located in Latin America will benefit from an expanded agreement with Leprino Foods Company, which will bring Leprino nutritional ingredients and dairy products to customers in Brazil and Mexico.

Through the new parameters, both Univar Solutions Brasil Ltda and Univar Solutions Mexico S De will have access to Leprino’s health and wellness ingredients for such products as nutraceutical blends, sports products and other commercial foods and beverages, Univar shared.

"We are very pleased to expand our relationship with Leprino Foods beyond the United States and Canada and into Brazil and Mexico," said Kevin Hack, global vice president of food ingredients at Univar Solutions. "Leprino Foods is a dynamic dairy ingredients company that shares our strong commitment to environmental responsibility and sustainable product development. Our São Paulo and Mexico City Solution Centers and test kitchens will be a key resource as we work closely together to deliver the innovative solutions needed to help keep our communities healthy and fed now and in the future."

Added Jorge Buckup, president for Univar in Latin America: "Both [Univar and Leprino] are dedicated to food ingredient innovation, safety and sustainability, and we look forward to helping deliver more diverse beverage solutions for our customers in these regions."

Jason Eckert, senior vice president and general manager for Leprino Nutrition, said the company continually assesses market demands in order to provide products and services their customers need.

“We're excited about building a strong and solid partnership with Univar Solutions, which reinforces our commitment to the food ingredients and nutrition market," Eckert said. "Aligning with our own commitment to sustainability, Univar Solutions also offers a sustainable and natural products portfolio as a differentiator in distribution as they embed these practices into each step of the supply chain."

Per Univar, having access to Leprino’s nutrient-rich dairy products will give its customers in Brazil and Mexico better solutions.

The ingredient supplier said the partnership with Leprino also allows the two companies to “deliver business and technical success for food and beverage companies who are looking to improve efficiency, secure supply and reduce costs of transporting food products.”