Bioriginal Food & Science Corp. (“Bioriginal”), a wholly owned subsidiary of Cooke Inc. and global leader in the food and nutraceutical industries, has expanded further into the United States with the acquisition of all the operating assets of Softgel Co. ("Softgel"), including a state-of-the-art softgel, squeeze tube and tincture manufacturing facility that specialises in encapsulation of human and pet nutrition products.
With ten plus years of encapsulation experience, and the ability to produce over one million softgels per shift, this acquisition is a natural step in Bioriginal’s growth, to provide security of supply and responsible manufacturing around the globe. The Softgel facility will be taking immediate steps to double its capacity to meet the demand from Bioriginal. From seed or fish to bulk ingredient, and milling or encapsulation, to fill and finish, the Bioriginal group of companies controls the entire product manufacturing process under one umbrella.
“Thanks to the support of our clients and partners, we are fortunate to be in a position where we can expand with industry leaders, like Softgel,” says Shannon Sears, President and CEO of Bioriginal. “The addition of Softgel expands Bioriginal’s global supply abilities, removing the need to outsource softgel production, improving production efficiencies, and enhancing supply chain management. This level of vertical integration ensures what is on the label is in the bottle. Consumers deserve that level of confidence.”
Softgel is the fourth business Bioriginal has acquired in 2023. Earlier this year the organisation purchased the Fatory, a pet treat manufacturing facility in the Netherlands; Kroppenstedter Ölmühle, a plant-based oil processing facility with 101 years of experience in Germany; and Cana Corp., a trading corporation in Yokohama, Japan that has since been rebranded as Bioriginal Asia. Including this latest acquisition, Bioriginal now operates 7 manufacturing facilities, on 2 continents, including offices in Canada, the USA, the Netherlands, Germany, and Japan, supported by 18 warehouses around the globe.
The terms of the transaction have not been disclosed as the companies are privately owned.