LFA Machines, a leading worldwide supplier of products and services for the solid dose industry, and Vivion Inc., a global provider of ingredient solutions for everyday applications, have joined forces under Operio Group.
This new partnership allows the opportunity to bring two worlds together.
“We are changing the industry, and this will be the first time a machinery company and an ingredients company have worked so closely together,” said Alastair Sanderson, Chief Operating Officer of LFA Machines. “In reality, this allows us to better support the way that the customers will use the machines and products in a manufacturing setting.”
With facilities and distribution centers along the west coast and Canada, Vivion focuses on providing quality ingredients for nutraceutical, cosmetics, personal care, agricultural, food and beverage, industrial and pharmaceutical industries. LFA Machines, which is headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas, is not only broadening their customer reach throughout the United States and Canada with the partnership, but also expanding their product line with over 200 ingredients.
The North American nutraceutical market is estimated to grow to $118 billion in the next 3-4 years, and this alliance of the technical expertise of ingredients and machinery helps customers across the industry surmount manufacturing challenges.
“I am very excited about working with LFA Machines, as it will create great synergies between both companies," said Michael Poleselli, President of Vivion Inc. "With LFA Machines' expertise in tablet and capsule machines and Vivion's knowledge, innovation and longevity in the ingredient space, we will create customer solutions for everyday applications.”
Sanderson agreed. “I’m personally thankful to Michael for seeing the same vision as us and allowing us to go out and execute it in the market. We hope that by bringing these two brands together, we will be able to address issues in the market, issues our customers have been experiencing, and in doing so drive innovation, growth and business in North America.”
Under Operio Group, LFA Machines and Vivion share the vision to change the industry.
“We will be able to carry on the traditions of a family-owned business," said Poleselli. "We know that the new owners will continue taking care of our team and creating value.”
“I feel the strengths of each business will complement one another whilst improving the customer experience by sharing decades of industry knowledge,” said Richard Sanderson, Chief Technology Officer of LFA Machines. “We are looking forward to absorbing as much knowledge as possible from the team at Vivion and then putting our minds together to help our customers in a way no one else in the industry can.”
About LFA Machines
LFA Machines, a global leader in the supplements industry, is recognized as an all-in-one provider of tableting and encapsulation of supplements and confectionery for small and mid-sized manufacturing operations. Serving customers worldwide in four countries, in 11 languages, across three complete websites with multiple currencies (lfamachines.com, lfatabletpresses.com, lfacapsulefillers.com), LFA Machines features a broad assortment of products and customer support representatives. LFA Machines' customers can expect 100% genuine products that are fully traceable and certified. To help speed customers' time to market, LFA Machines hosts an extensive library of technical materials, including hundreds of technical resources, how-to videos, articles, product specifications and user manuals. LFA was founded in 2009 in the United Kingdom and today offers worldwide support to provide best-in-class service and ships from its corporate office and 65,000-square-foot distribution facility in Fort Worth, Texas. For more information, visit lfamachines.com.
About Vivion Inc.
Vivion Inc. is a prominent ingredients distributor that specializes in quality products for nearly every application in the pharmaceutical, nutritional, food & beverage, cosmetics, personal care, agricultural and industrial markets. Founded in 1957, Vivion has over 60 years of experience in providing a vast, growing array of ingredient and chemical products as well as exceptional customer service and commitment to excellence. With five offices and five distribution centers in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Oregon, Utah and Arizona, Vivion possesses a dominant presence in the US west coast and is also a proud member of the National Association of Chemical Distributors (NACD), an international association whose members have the highest standards in environmental safety, performance, and security. For more information, visit vivioninc.com.
About Operio Group
Launched in 2022 and started from the seeds of LFA Machines and Vivion Inc., Operio Group was conceived from a simple idea: customers do not need machines or ingredients, they need solutions to make products. Operio has been set up to invest in companies that directly serve the food, beverage, nutraceutical and pharmaceutical manufacturing industries. Aiming to bring together multidisciplinary teams from different sections of the supply chain in the industries that it serves, Operio is able to not just provide products but support people through the consolidated knowledge of their brands. For more information, visit operiogroup.com.