Press release -
Chr. Hansen restructures its US organization
Full integration of Chr. Hansen US into the global organization and product strategies leads to the restructuring of the US organization, and a reduction of approximately 30 positions.
Following Chr. Hansen’s change from a functional to a divisional organization eight months ago, Chr. Hansen now takes the next step and fully aligns its North American organization to the rest of the global business. This also includes a full integration of global product strategies.
"The new, integrated organization will serve as an important tool in executing our more focused product strategies. In order to provide our customers with the best solutions and service, and to speed up development projects and our ability to deliver, we need a leaner and more agile organization that works 100% with consistent global strategies, and thus benefits from all the knowledge and expertise available in the company globally," explains Lars Frederiksen, CEO at Chr. Hansen.
The approximately 30 positions, which are now unnecessary, out of the current 540 within the US organization, constitute primarily back-office and support functions. Positions affected by the restructuring in the US organization were decided upon for economic and operational reasons consistent with the new organization.
Chr. Hansen is a leading, global bioscience company that develops natural solutions for the food, nutritional, pharmaceutical and agricultural industries. We develop and produce cultures, enzymes, probiotics and natural colors for a rich variety of foods, confectionery, beverages, dietary supplements, animal feed, and plant protection. Our product innovation is based on around 40,000 microbial strains – we like to refer to them as “good bacteria”. Our solutions enable food manufacturers to produce more with less – while also reducing the use of chemicals and other synthetic additives – which makes our products highly relevant in today’s world. Sustainability is an integral part of Chr. Hansen’s vision to improve food and health. In 2019 Chr. Hansen was ranked as the world’s most sustainable company by Corporate Knights thanks to our strong sustainability efforts and our many collaborative partnerships with our customers. We have been delivering value to our partners – and, ultimately, end consumers worldwide – for over 145 years. We are proud that more than one billion people consume products containing our natural ingredients every day. Chr. Hansen was founded in 1874 and is listed on Nasdaq Copenhagen.