On 14th April 2023, Devro officially joined the SARIA Group as part of the Food & Pharma Division.
Devro is one of the world’s leading suppliers of collagen based edible films, coatings and casings for food, used by customers in the production of a wide variety of meat products, particularly sausages. Collagen is a naturally occurring polymer which is transformed into gel, tubular casing and film at one of seven manufacturing sites in Australia, China, Czech Republic, Netherlands, UK, and US.
Devro employs over 2,000 people worldwide, with skills and knowledge ranging from chemical and electrical engineering to food technology, meat science and environmental health. Over 100 staff are in daily contact with more than 1,000 customers, providing specialist technical advice and support for sophisticated food manufacturing operations in more than 100 countries.
To give Devro employees more information about SARIA Group and outlook on the joint future of the SARIA Food & Pharma Division, Town Hall events and Teams calls are being held during April, May and June. These sessions are hosted by Harald Van Boxtel (SARIA Executive Board member and CEO of SARIA Food & Pharma) and Rutger Helbing (CEO, Devro). During these sessions, Devro employees have been full of curiosity, asking many interesting questions and finding opportunities for conversation. There was also an opportunity to enjoy some delicious cakes to welcome Devro into the SARIA Group.
The onboarding process into the SARIA Group will focus on the inclusion of Devro in the Food & Pharma division. At the same time, future collaboration between the individual business units (Van Hessen, Devro, Bioiberica) within the division Food & Pharma will also play a role in the integration process. A number of workstreams have been identified where representatives from the business units as well as SARIA itself, will showcase their individual strengths and identify synergies to maximize our joint potential to become even better together.
It’s an exciting time for Devro as we explore the possibilities for growth, innovation, and collaboration.