Premium Ingredients International Changes its Name to Prinova

Carol Stream, IL — Premium Ingredients International (PII), the leading global ingredient source, announced that it is changing its name to Prinova effective July 1, 2011.

The company’s leadership stresses that there will be no change in ownership and that its core values of customer focus, integrity, commitment to quality, and sustaining long-term relationships are now stronger than ever with the new global identity.

“We have considered and planned for this change very carefully,” stated Don Thorp, President and son of PII co-founder Richard Thorp. Don Thorp added that the change was brought about by growth in the company over the past decade.

In the last ten years, PII has added extensively to its product portfolio, with ranges including natural sweeteners and botanical extracts, proteins and recently animal nutrition, feed flavours and palatability compounds. In addition to expanded supplier agreements, PII has enhanced its presence in Western Europe by adding sales associates in Germany and Spain.

“It was important to choose an identity that retains the highest standards and first-class service our clients have come to expect from us, while also expressing our energy and drive — our passion for providing the best product and service solutions, global product knowledge, and formulation expertise. We believe the new identity and new name Prinova does exactly that,” Don Thorp continued.

“Launched simultaneously is Prinova’s new logo which symbolizes a modern star expanding in size and energy to capture the forward motion of the company. The colors combine our current red, embracing our history of passion and energy, with a new element of yellow, representing growth,” explains Lisa Drawer, Global Marketing Director.

“Our new tagline, ‘Your secret ingredient,’ conveys that Prinova, our people, our products, and our solutions, promise a winning outcome for our customers. We have chosen a new name and look to express what we’re already doing and who we’ve become. We believe our customers will agree that Prinova will be a great fit for us,” added Lisa Drawer.

Founded in 1978 by Richard Thorp and Aaron Greenfield, the privately held company has not only become the number one supplier of Ascorbic Acid, B Vitamins and Amino Acids, but has grown significantly in the last five years adding personnel, products, and solutions that innovate the industry.

Prinova snapshot

Portfolio: 1,200+ quality-assured products.

Employees: 160+

Major markets: food and beverage, health and nutrition, animal nutrition, flavor and fragrance, pharmaceutical, and personal care.

Major products: acidulants, amino acids, antioxidants, aroma chemicals and essential oils, botanical extracts, flavor enhancers, flavors, nutritional supplements, phosphates, preservatives, sweeteners, vitamins, and specialty chemicals.

Value-added services: custom particle size reduction, global sourcing and inventory management with regional warehousing/distribution, third-party testing, and dedicated quality assurance and regulatory department.

Locations: Main corporate office in Carol Stream, Illinois with European head office in the United Kingdom and regional office in Canada. Additional regional offices located throughout the United States with sales associates in Spain, Germany, and China. All locations fall under the corporate entity Prinova Group with regional locations renamed as follows to reflect Prinova’s global reach:

Premium Ingredients Int’l US: now Prinova USA

Premium Ingredients Int’l UK: now Prinova Europe

PII Food Ingredients and Bulk Pharmaceuticals Corp: now Prinova Canada
Web address: www.prinovagroup.com