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Glanbia Nutritionals


Glanbia Nutritionals (previously Global Ingredients) is the business segment formed through the consolidation of Glanbia’s Customized Solutions, Ingredient Technologies and US Cheese businesses. 

Glanbia Nutritionals has a portfolio focused on both dairy and non-dairy nutritional ingredients. We deliver nutritional and functional ingredient solutions, and precision premixes for use in the nutrition-enhanced mainstream food and beverage markets, infant and clinical nutrition and functional nutrition markets. We are also a large-scale manufacturer and marketer of American-style cheddar cheese.

Where you will find our products

Our specialised value-added protein systems and solutions and precision premixes are found in everyday products such as Ready-To-Drink (RTD) beverages, protein enriched bars and snacks, bakery and dairy products, health and wellness supplements and sports nutrition. Our American-style cheddar cheese is predominately used in the retail and food service channels.

2015 Performance

Glanbia Nutritionals (GN) delivered a reduced performance in 2015 as a result of difficult dairy markets which impacted US Cheese and Ingredient Technologies. Revenues decreased 12.8% to €1,218.0 million reflecting market related price decreases of 17.8% which were partially offset by a volume increase of 5.0%. As a result EBITA decreased 11.6% (up 6.2% reported) to €106.6 million.

Outlook for 2016

GN is expected to grow earnings in 2016, as a result of improved product mix following capital investment in 2015 and continued development of higher-value nutritional systems business with customers. The outlook is impacted by expectations of future global dairy markets and Glanbia is expecting dairy markets to remain challenging in 2016.

Nutrition is at the core of Glanbia Nutritionals’ business, whether it’s in the form of 640lb blocks of natural cheese, specialised value-added protein systems or micronutrient premixes. Nutrition has never been more relevant to the global market than it is today. The one-size-fits-all approach to nutrition that existed in the past is gone. Today lifestyle, culture, age, gender and location will all have an influence and nutrition is increasingly becoming tailored to the individual. This has resulted in significant changes in how consumers meet their nutritional requirements which has led to a proliferation of product formats and driven significant innovation across the food sector. 

As a large global provider of ingredient solutions, this provides huge opportunity for Glanbia Nutritionals. Its protein systems have transformed the bar and beverage categories over several years facilitating increased levels of protein, cleaner labels and greater product functionality. Glanbia Nutritionals aim is to ensure that Glanbia continues to leverage both dairy and non-dairy capabilities to meet the ever evolving demands of customers and end consumers across the globe.

Glanbia Nutritionals has a direct presence in 21 countries worldwide through our state of the art operations and facilities in the U.S, Germany and China and our international sales and technical offices located across five continents.

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At a glance

€1,218.1 million

€106.6 million




© Glanbia plc 2017. All rights reserved

© Glanbia plc 2017. All rights reserved