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BI Announces Acquisition by Martin Bauer Group

RANCHO DOMINGUEZ, CALIFORNIA – BI Nutraceuticals, a global full service manufacturer and supplier of plant based ingredients in the United States, announced its acquisition by the Martin Bauer Group, a global botanical expert. Effective March 25, 2019, the partnership allows both organizations to broaden their portfolio of ingredients, while being supported by an expansive manufacturing platform.

BI’s partnership with the Martin Bauer Group allows the company to expand its food, beverage and dietary supplement ingredient offerings. Both companies share a long-standing reputation as experts in quality sourcing and manufacturing processes. This commitment will help further their growth as the demand for safe and responsibly sourced ingredients continue to grow in the domestic market.

“We are thrilled to be a part of the nature network® and the Martin Bauer Group”, said George Pontiakos, President and CEO of BI. “This represents a significant move forward for us and our combined customer base. The Martin Bauer Group is a family-owned international company with a long history as a manufacturer and supplier of teas, extracts and botanical products going back more than 135 years. BI Nutraceuticals will now have access to the global resources of the Martin Bauer Group in the areas of raw materials sourcing, processing technology, liquid extract production and research and development. As part of the Martin Bauer Group, we become a true single source solution provider. Our customers can be even more confident in our long-standing commitment to safety, quality, service and innovation.”

“The addition of BI Nutraceuticals to our Group buttresses our commitment to reliable, quality, safe and clean label raw materials, meeting an increasing demand from our customers and consumers,” stated Ennio Ranaboldo, CEO of Martin Bauer Group in North America. The two companies will continue to operate independently, and further communications will be issued to ensure seamless integration both internally and for all customers.

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About BI Nutraceuticals

BI is a global full-service supplier of dietary supplement and functional food ingredients including plant-based powders and teas, standardized and ratio extracts, proteins, fibers, vitamin mineral premixes, custom blends, granular ingredients and other specialty processes. BI offers more than 200 ingredients that have been determined as safe for use in foods and beverages by the FDA or FEMA, the Flavors and Extracts Manufacturers Association. In 2002, BI pioneered a steam sterilization process, known as Protexx HP® Green Steam™, which is the industry’s only species-specific, organic sterilization method with a validated kill step. All BI ingredients undergo stringent quality analysis that includes heavy metals, pesticides, irradiation, and Identilok®, BI’s species identification process. The company has also developed a proprietary process, UltraHD®, which creates high-density herbal powders allowing for superior flow and less dusting during the manufacturing process. For more information, visit

About Martin Bauer Group

Since 1930 the Martin Bauer Group stands for outstanding expertise in botanical products worldwide. We work with our customers to develop tailor-made solutions for the Tea, Beverage, Food and Dietary Supplements industries. Our products are based on responsibly sourced, high-quality botanical raw material from more than 80 countries. With more than 20 manufacturing sites and sales units worldwide, we keep our finger on the pulse of our customers’ local markets. Our goal is to drive creativity and innovation for successful products of tomorrow. The Martin Bauer Group is part of the nature network®. More than 3,600 employees worldwide — many of them with decades of experience — work to maintain your competitive edge.

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