Alsiano is a leading supplier of ingredients, raw materials and additives for a wide range of industries. For 60 years we have cooperated with leading manufacturers of ingredients, chemicals and additives. This way, we have long experience and a strong tradition for delivering competitive solutions that meet or exceed our customers’ requirements, adding important value to their business.
Alsiano is part of the ProviNord Group which also includes Kryta, manufacturer of spices and blends, and Grathwol, distributor of packaging solutions. The ProviNord Group counts 65 employees.
We believe in being where our customers are in order to offer the best service. The Nordic countries are our home ground and we serve our customers from our offices in Denmark, Sweden, and Finland.
We strive to become the leading supplier of ingredients, excipients and raw materials to industries in the Nordic countries.
We develop business solutions based on technical knowledge, commercial experience and long term relations, adding value for our partners.
Alsiano continues to expand and has today a staff of highly educated, inspired, and motivated collaborators.
Alsiano's subsiduary, Kryta, acquires DABA which produces mixes for the bakery industry.
Alsiano A/S acquires the Swedish company Interplast AB with sales to customers in both Sweden and Finland.
Alsiano Plastics & Rubber is formed, specialising in raw materials to the Nordic plastics and rubber industry. To support the new business unit, the subsidiary Alsiano Oy with office in Espoo, Finland, is established. Alsiano Plastics & Rubber is now fully active in all Nordic countries.
Alsiano invests in Kryta Krydderier, a privately-owned company which has manufactured and supplied spices and spice blends to the Danish food industry since 1955.
To strengthen the position in the industrial sectors of the Nordic markets, Alsiano acquires the activities of the Swedish company J.L. WestKemi. The activities continue in a new company, Alsiano Westkemi AB, with office and warehouse in Gothenburg.
To provide Alsiano with a wider and stronger position in the Nordic countries, the activities of the sister company Mercantas' chemical technical department is merged with Alsiano. The new department, named Industry, is specialised in coating systems, processing aids and surfactants.
Erik Bang Christensen decides to concentrate on group activities, but is still involved in the management of Alsiano as chairman of the board. Jens Hummeluhr is appointed managing director and takes over the general management of Alsiano.
Alsiano makes a change of strategy now focusing on selling applications and ingredient solutions. Heavy investments are made in highly qualified staff with technical expertise and a background in either the food or pharmaceutical industry.
Alsiano decides to break away from the role of a traditional agency company and arranges its first tour for customers to the annual Food Ingredient Europe exhibition. Seminar and newsletters are introduced in the following years.
In relation with the acquisition of Dagentas A/S and Mercantas A/S, both agency and trading companies, Alsiano moves to modern premises at Birkerød, north of Copenhagen. Dagentas A/S is merged into Alsiano A/S, and a restructuring subsequently leads to the present set up with ProviNord A/S as a holding company with Alsiano A/S, Mercantas A/S and Grathwol A/S as subsidiaries.
Erik Bang Christensen joins Alsiano and becomes a partner in 1977. Hans Schmidt steps back from day-to-day management and retires in 1994.
Having acquired a profound knowledge within specific areas, Hans Schmidt decides to found Alsiano as a classic agency business working exclusively in Denmark.
Hans Schmidt starts his professional career specialising in representing foreign companies in Denmark.
Alsiano is committed to providing the Nordic food industry with products and services of the highest quality. Thanks to our BRC Global Standard for Agents and Brokers Certification, our customers can rest assured that Alsiano is in compliance with the Global Food Standard. We have a strategic focus on product safety, transparency in the value chain, and product traceability in order to create value for our customers and stakeholders.
Based on UN's Global Compact's 10 principles and Responsible Care's 8 principles, Alsiano is committed to a sustainability policy which includes respecting universally recognised standards for the environment, human rights, labour, and anti-corruption.
Alsiano has a long history of being a company caring for the individual, giving our employees plenty of scope and opportunity to develop in the job. We have mutually high expectations to each other, and initiative is a must.
Alsiano has a set of HR policies based on our values and culture. We respect the individual and go a long way for everybody to have fulfilling jobs. We expect our employees to identify themselves with our values and live up to the behavioural standards we wish to signal to our partners.
Learn more about our HR policies when applying for a position with Alsiano.