As one of the world's largest sausage-casing makers, Devro helps its customers get more banger for their buck, and sees them through the wurst of times. But it doesn't take extra guts to get the job done as Devro makes casings from animal collagen. The company's collagen casings and films are sold worldwide under the Coria, Cutisin, and Devro brands to food and meat processors to hold together ham, hot dogs, sausages, and other processed meats. The company also supplies collagen products for use in the healthcare, veterinary, and cosmetics industries. Devro's products are sold in the Americas, the Asia/Pacific, and Europe.
The company's non-food-related products include raw collagen, collagen-based films, and gels, as well as plastic, cellulose, and fibrous casings. The company has seven manufacturing facilities, two in Scotland, three in the Czech Republic, and one each in Australia and the US.
Bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE, or mad cow disease) in Europe and North America, hampered the company's supply of collagen and earnings in recent years. In response, the company developed a collagen sausage casing made from pork instead of beef or mutton. – less