Sensus America celebrates 20 years of plant-based innovation

July 31, 2023

Sensus America part of Sensus and Royal Cosun, and leading US supplier of specialty ingredients, celebrates 20 years of plant-based innovation and excellence. This milestone marks two decades of commitment to consistently delivering innovative, on-trend solutions such as those made from natural chicory root fiber.

Sensus America was founded in 2003 to offer its customers a better way to meet their consumers’ health and wellness needs. Its initial portfolio consisted of breakthrough chicory root fiber ingredients, Frutafit® and Frutalose®.  The novel liquid form of these plant-based ingredients immediately expanded food manufacturers’ innovation capabilities by giving them an easier, more efficient way to develop high-fiber, low calorie products.

Following this success, Sensus remained committed to solving its customers’ health and wellness challenges. The Sensus’ chicory root ingredient portfolio evolved to deliver not only high-fiber, natural solutions, but also meaningful sugar reductions alongside improved mouthfeel and a clean label. As gut health became crucial to consumers, Sensus showed how its plant-based portfolio could improve a product’s nutritional profile with added prebiotic benefits. Most recently, it added Tendra®, a unique, functional plant-based protein, created to help manufacturers overcome taste and texture challenges for plant based dairy analogues.

Ken Horn, President and General Manager of Sensus America reflects, “It’s been an incredible journey over the past two decades. Building a sustainable specialty health ingredient business takes an intense amount of dedication. Being at the forefront with the right ingredient solutions for our customers is something that we strive for every day.”

“Being at the forefront with the right ingredient solutions for our customers is something that we strive for every day” - Ken Horn, General Manager Sensus America

As part of Royal Cosun, Sensus has been able to deepen its commitment to its customers. From long-term investments in the supply chain to sustainability initiatives and deep agricultural knowledge, Royal Cosun has provided Sensus with a continued foundation for growth. Iwan Blankers, CEO of Sensus remarked “With a strong, dedicated team, Sensus America is well positioned to meet the health and wellness needs of today and tomorrow. Its plant-based ingredients portfolio continues to evolve with today’s health and wellness trends while also providing more value to its customers.” 

“The plant-based ingredients portfolio of Sensus America continues to evolve with today’s health and wellness trends while also providing more value to its customers” - Iwan Blankers, CEO Sensus

Sensus America was founded to solve meaningful product development challenges for its customers with specialty plant-based solutions and continues to do so today. By evolving its portfolio to adapt to consumers’ health and wellness needs, Sensus America has achieved great many milestones with a strong future ahead.

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