Glanbia’s portfolio includes proteins, custom nutrient premixes, cheese, bioactives, plant-based nutrition ingredients, flavors, micronutrients and aseptic beverage manufacturing for the food and beverage, sports nutrition, clinical nutrition, infant nutrition, supplements, personal care, and animal nutrition markets. Watson is a manufacturer and supplier of custom nutrient premix, bakery ingredient, edible film and material conditioning solutions for the nutrition, food and beverage, personal care and supplement industries.
The acquisition extends Glanbia’s nutrient premix ingredient solutions footprint in the United States. Watson’s two micronutrient manufacturing facilities in Connecticut and Illinois join with Glanbia’s two facilities in California and Missouri. The additional manufacturing facilities will provide customers with more flexibility on a global scale with Glanbia’s micronutrient ingredient facilities in Germany and China. The Watson leadership team and more than 300 employees will remain with the Glanbia Nutritionals organization.