Danisco is one of the world’s leading producers of ingredients for food and other consumer products.
Danisco in brief
Founded in 1989
Listed on the Copenhagen Stock Exchange
Employees: 9,700 (May 2007)
Revenue: DKK 20.3 billion (2006/07
International presence: Some 47 countries
Headquarters: Copenhagen, Denmark
Chairman of the Board: Anders Knutsen
Chief Executive Ofﬁcer:Tom Knutzen
With 9,700 employees in some 47 countries, Danisco is one if the world’s leading suppliers of food ingredients, sugar and industrial bioproducts.
Based on our technology platform we use nature’s own raw materials and resources to develop and produce ingredients for food and other products in everyday life.
Danisco ingredients are used in about every second ice cream and cheese, every third box of detergent and every fourth loaf of bread produced globally.
Danisco ingredients based on food technology and biotechnology are also used in other consumer products – from feed and toothpaste to biofuel and plastics. Throughout the value chain sustainability is integrated in Danisco’s way of doing business.
Danisco is also one of the largest and most efficient sugar producers in Europe
Research and development
A considerable portion of the employees are engaged in research a development of new and more consumer friendly products for the international food industry. Today, the group holds more than 2,000 active patents and patent applications.