50 years with ingredients and raw materials
Alsiano celebrates its 50th anniversary
This year, it is 50 years ago that Alsiano’s founder, Hans Schmidt, established the company as a classic agent. The company grew steadily and in 1974 Alsiano’s present owner Erik Bang Christensen joined the company.
Until the mid 1990ies Alsiano was a successful agency company, building relations between mostly European producers, whom it represented, and Danish customers in the food, fermentation, feed and health care sectors.
In 1996 Alsiano decided on a new course. This meant first and foremost that Alsiano moved its focus from merely selling ingredients and raw materials to also providing technical application support and ingredients solutions.
In 1999, Alsiano expanded its territory from working exclusively in Denmark to also cover Sweden, Norway, Finland and Iceland.
Heavy investments were made in recruiting highly qualified staff with technical expertise, and in 2005 a brand new research kitchen facility was inaugurated.
Along with this shift in role, several other initiatives were introduced to the customers such as newsletters, seminars and travel arrangements in connection with the now biannual Food Ingredients Europe exhibition - all initiatives which are still in place.
Alsiano’s 50th anniversary was celebrated this summer with an event for the company’s employees.