Raisio Group Oyj (the company) was founded in 1939. The Company’s operations are divided into three business sectors: Raisio chemicals, Raisio nutritiuon and Raisio Life sciences. Raisio Chemicals Raisio Chemicals serves the paper industry globally, supplying it with functional paper chemical concepts. Raisio Chemicals focuses especially on functional paper chemicals that improve paper and board quality and properties. The product range includes latex binders used for paper coating, specialty chemicals and starch binders. Specialty chemicals include de-inking chemicals, hydrophobic sizes and specialty polymers. Europe and Asia, especially China are the key growth areas. Specialty chemicals consist of hydrophobic sizes, de-inking chemicals, Raifix and Raisabond polymers and additives for coatings. The main customer groups are manufacturers of fine paper, newsprint paper and packaging board. The market areas are Europe, North and South America and Asia. Raisio Nutrition Raisio Nutrition comprises the Food business area (Milling, Margarine and Potato Processing businesses), Animal Feeds and Malt business areas as well as the Grain Starch business. Raisio Nutrition focuses mainly on the Baltic region, particularly Finland, Poland and Russia. Raisio Nutrition’s current business operations are based on total control and traceability of the processing chain from vegetable-based raw materials – grain, oil plants and potatoes – into foods, raw materials for other food production and animal feeds. Food business area The Food business area comprises Milling, Margarine and Potato Processing. Grains: The product range includes flakes, flours, pasta and rice. Other brand names in Finland: Sunnuntai, Risella, Ani Helena, Torino and Nalle. Margarines: Besides margarine, the product range includes vegetable-based cream cheeses and edible oils. Finnish brands are Benecol, Keiju, Kultasula, Sunnuntai. Potato products: The product range includes frozen and dried products, such as French fries, mashed potato powders and special potato products. Animal Feed The Animal Feeds business area makes highly processed feed mixes for farm animals and special feeds for fish and fur animals. The Animal Feeds business area comprises Raisio Feed Ltd, which makes farm and fish feeds, Monäs Feed Oy Ab which produces feeds for fur farming and the Oil Milling business which processes vegetable oils and protein meal for use as raw material in Raisio’s own food and animal feed operations. Raisio Feed's best-known brands in Finland: Herkku, Maituri, Melli, Nutra, Royal and Hercules. Malt The business area Malt's is to be a growing and developing unit forming a link in the value chain of brewery products as Finnish barley is processed into beer and whisky. Oil&Milling Raisio's oil milling plant is a major manufacturer of vegetable oils and protein meals in Finland. The product range includes soybean and rapeseed oils, as well as soybean and rapeseed meals. The annual production capacity is approximately 180,000 tonnes of vegetable oils and meals, of which 2/3 are refined from soybean and 1/3 from rapeseed. Oil and milling Products include vegetable oils and protein meals. Raisio Life Sciences Raisio Life Sciences produces functional food ingredients and food diagnostics. Raisio Life Sciences (RLS) develops, produces and markets food ingredients with health benefits, feed components and also analytical systems, diagnostic testing systems and reagents for testing the food safety and quality. The company’s main focus is to respond to health problems such as heart health, diabetes, and allergy in industrial countries, with nutritional methods. The main product of the Raisio Life Sciences business sector is the Benecol ingredient, stanol ester. Stanol ester is used in a number of products including margarine, yoghurt, milk and snack bars.
raisio oyj-v shs (RAIVV:Helsinki)
Phone: 358 2443 2111
Fax: 358 2443 2315www.raisio.com
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