Swiss-based Evolva, a pioneer in the field of natural molecules and industrial biotech, and German-based Breko GmbH, a leading supplier of products for the food and beverage industry as well as for food supplements, functional foods and cosmetic products, have recently signed an agreement for the exclusive distribution of Evolva’s Veri-te™ Resveratrol for use in dietary supplements covering Germany, Austria, Thailand and Vietnam.
In the past, both partners had collaborated for more than 5 years enjoying a business with CAGR exceeding 50% every year. This exclusive agreement has finally formalised the relationship.
The agreement underscores the potential of Veri-te™ Resveratrol as a powerful and sustainable high-quality ingredient for use in dietary supplements as well as for use in foods in selected countries. The agreement broadens the already existing long-term partnership by granting exclusivity to Breko and covering additional markets. Breko was already instrumental in obtaining approval for Veri-te™ Resveratrol from the Thai Food and Drug Administration earlier this year. Veri-te™ Resveratrol is the main pillar of Evolva’s Health Ingredients (HI) business and was a key driver for the 14% revenue growth in HI recorded in the first half of 2023.
Anne De Vos, Chief Commercial Officer of Evolva said, “We have already worked with Breko in Germany and Austria since 2017 and are now very excited to deepen the close relationship with Breko by granting exclusivity and expanding into the additional markets of Thailand and Vietnam where we see also great potential. Veri-te™ Resveratrol is a responsible multi-functional ingredient with proven health benefits supported by a number of clinical studies. We expect our partner Breko to develop the business in these 4 countries considerably over the coming years.”
Wolfgang Loersch, Vice-President Ingredients at Breko said, “We are thrilled to have been granted exclusivity for this high quality, researched and sustainable ingredient in our portfolio covering Germany, Austria, Thailand and Vietnam. We look forward to broadening the already successful partnership with Evolva.”
Resveratrol is a polyphenolic compound that occurs naturally in plants such as grapes, peanuts, cranberries and other berries, albeit at low concentrations. Evolva’s Veri-te™ Resveratrol is a nature-based high-purity ingredient, made via fermentation, which ensures a stable, traceable and reliable supply. The ingredient is offered in different formats such as a cold-water dispersible or an oil and water-soluble resveratrol and is sold for use in dietary supplements, functional beverages, cosmetics, pharma applications and animal health markets.