Distributing to over 35 countries, Bartek ingredients bring a desirable sourness in food, beverage, and candy applications.
Series of investments
The announcement is the first in a series of capital investment projects to support Bartek’s acidulants business to expand its food, beverage, confectionery; animal nutrition; and industrial customers.
“Since TorQuest Partners’ acquisition of Bartek in October of 2018, we’ve executed several significant capital projects to expand our capacity and improve efficiency,” said John Burrows, CEO, Bartek.
“Chief among these is an initiative to further increase malic and fumaric acid capacity by an additional 5,000 tons/year in 2019.”
TorQuest Partners is a Canadian-based manager of private equity funds.
Additional projects scheduled for completion in 2019 include upgrades to Bartek’s laboratories and office facilities.
Dave Tapajna, VP, sales, Bartek, said the company is seeing growth in demand for malic acid, fumaric acid, and maleic anhydride.
“Bartek’s presence will grow substantially in 2019 with the introduction of new products and packages to meet market demands," he said.
“With the addition of resources in sales and marketing, we will also increase Bartek’s presence at industry events and tradeshows.”
The 2019 schedule of capital improvement projects represents Bartek’s continued commitment to its customers worldwide and TorQuest’s ongoing commitment to cultivate that growth.
Headquartered in Stoney Creek, Ontario, Canada, Bartek employs 115 people across its two production facilities in Southern Ontario.