WAUCONDA, ILL. — Synergy Flavors has acquired a flavor operation in Sao Paulo, Brazil, that includes a facility with flavor creation and application laboratories and flavor manufacturing. According to the Wauconda-based company, the acquisition strengthens its supply chain in Brazil and Latin America to better serve food and beverage companies in that region.

“It is our belief that Brazilian food engineers appreciate the quick response time of a local flavor company while at the same time, benefitting from the creative technologies of a global flavor company,” said Roderick W. Sowders, president and chief executive officer of Synergy Flavors. “Synergy is in this market specifically because we can bring both of those aspects to our customers.”

Zilned Machado, commercial director of Synergy Aromas, said, “We have traditionally been strong in the beverage and dairy segments, and these new process capabilities will expand our efforts into bakery, confection and nutritional products, as well as allow us to better serve our Saporesse customers with our proprietary yeast extract used for sodium reduction and dairy enhancement projects.”

Synergy’s Saporesse brand of ingredients includes yeast extracts.