NORTHBROOK, ILL. – Bell Flavors & Fragrances has acquired the Iceberg Industries flavor division in São Paulo, Brazil. The division has customers in many segments, particularly in sweets, confectionery, chewing gum, ice cream, drinks, biscuits and savory products.

The facility there will manufacture flavors, fragrances and botanical extracts for the South American market. Bell Flavors & Fragrances already has a Brazilian headquarters in Cotia, a suburb of São Paulo.

“This acquisition provides Bell with the platfãorm and resources to expand our business in Brazil and South America,” said James Heinz, president and chief executive officer of Northbrook-based Bell Flavors & Fragrances.