SensoryEffects has acquired the dairy and non-dairy creamer business of Quality Ingredients Corporation (QIC). SensoryEffects is a portfolio company of the Dallas, Texas-based private investment firm Highlander Partners L.P. Included in the acquisition are QIC’s Marshfield, Wis. manufacturing site, a Filtermat spray dryer, and other dry blending equipment, formulas, technology, trademarks, and intellectual property. With the divestment of its creamer business, QIC will focus solely on its growing contract manufacturing and specialty ingredients businesses.
“We are excited to further our ability to deliver customized food and beverage ingredients by expanding our spray drying capabilities, capacity, and experience,” said Charles A. Nicolais, President and CEO of SensoryEffects. “The Filtermat dryer will give us the ability to tailor products that meet our customers’ increasing needs for high performance ingredient solutions. The QIC emulsified powder business includes creamers, whipped toppings, vegetable shortenings, and other specialty dairy and non-dairy products, which will be integrated into our SensoryEffects Powder Systems division. We will now possess a broad range of spray drying capabilities across four production sites.”