Spinach might make you strong, but Fortitech can make you stronger. The company makes nutrient-rich premixes -- chock full of vitamins, minerals, and other ingredients -- that food and beverage makers add to their products to improve their nutritional content. Companies use Fortitech's custom-made nutrient premixes to fortify a variety of foods and other products, including baby formula, cereals, sports drinks, nutrition bars, supplements, snack foods, noodles, and rice. The firm works with its customers to develop blends that target various health conditions or demographic groups; it then makes and distributes the premixes, which come in both liquid and powder form, from facilities located around the world.
Fortitech has manufacturing and distribution facilities in Brazil, Denmark, Malaysia, and the US, as well as a sales and distribution center in Mexico. It spent 2007 and 2008 expanding the facilities in its global network, adding a new laboratory in Malaysia and expanding its New York and Mexico facilities. It also moved its California manufacturing plant to a new, larger facility in Ontario, California.
Early in 2008 the company extended its global reach through a partnership with AB Mauri, an operating division of Associated British Foods. Under the deal, AB Mauri agreed be Fortitech's distributor in several African countries.
The company had partnered with chemical giant BASF since 2002, via a joint venture that made nutritional premixes. However, the two companies dissolved the venture in 2008, and Fortitech acquired all its shares.
Fortitech was founded in 1986 by Walter Borisenok (CEO) and Ram Chaudhari (chief scientific officer). – less