Natural ingredients

The world is rich in natural ingredients.

Our contacts to producers of widely varying ingredients are correspondingly international and diverse. These exporters offer a large number of products of premium natural ingredients in organic quality.

The IPD arranges international access to the producers of the following natural ingredients for you:

  • Essential oils: 
    e.g. of chamomile, valerian, juniper berries, rhododendron and the jatamansi root
  • Fatty oils: 
    e.g. chiuri butter, Dhatelo oil, kahai oil, mango butter, sacha inchi oil, moringa oil, apricot kernel oil as well as saturated fats from nuts (e.g. Brazil nuts, walnuts)
  • Rubber and resins: 
    e.g. rubber olibanum, rubber arabicum, turpentine, mumiyo
  • Pulses: 
    e.g. kidney and pinto beans, peas, white beans coffee and cocoa
  • Herbs and spices: 
    e.g. basil, chamomile, curcuma, ginger, nutmeg, cloves, peppermint, senna, vanilla and cinnamon as well as medicinal and aromatic plants
  • Coconut products:
    e.g. coconut sugar, coconut water, coconut oil, coconut flakes and rasps
  • Natural colourings: 
    e.g. amaranth, cochineal
  • Seeds and grains: 
    e.g. quinoa, amaranth, chia, oil seeds, rice
  • Coffee and cocoa
  • Tea: 
    e.g. black, green and white tea, tea blends
  • Processed fruit and vegetables: 
    e.g. dried, freeze-dried, deep-frozen/individual quick frozen (IQF), pulps, concentrates, preserves 
  • Thickening and gelling agents: 
    e.g. agar agar, carrageen, konjac, tara, carob flour, rice starch
  • Sweeteners: 
    e.g. coconut flower sugar, panela, date syrup, honey
  • Dried fruit: 
    freeze-dried, machine-dried or sun dried
  • Nuts: 
    e.g. walnuts, cashews, almonds
  • Extracts
    e.g. vanilla, pepper, cinnamon, ginger, tea, various fruits

Your contact person

Tabea Mack (Bonn)

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Head of
Sourcing + Markets (Bonn)
Natural Ingredients 
(Colombia, Ethiopia, Ghana)

Judith Emmerling (Berlin)

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Head of
Sourcing + Markets (Berlin)
Natural Ingredients
(Egypt, Ukraine)

Maria Paula Gomez (Berlin)

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Expert
Sourcing + Markets
Natural Ingredients
(Nepal, Ecuador, Sri Lanka)
 

Karen Dall (Berlin)

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Expert
Sourcing + Markets
Natural Ingredients
(Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana, Tunisia)
 

Andreas Gemählich (Bonn)

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Expert
Sourcing + Markets
Cut Flowers (Ecuador, Colombia)
Natural Ingredients (Indonesia)

BULLETIN BOARD "NATURAL INGREDIENTS"

Events

Virtual trade fair // 06 - 08.10.2020
 
Virtual trade fair // 06 - 08.10.2020

in-cosmetics virtual

Network online with reliable producers of innovative ingredients!
Take part in in-cosmetics virtual - the new, online meeting place for personal care ingredients

Even if this year a personal meeting at in-cosmetics is not possible, take advantage of this interactive networking event.
Make contacts with reliable producers from Colombia, Ethiopia, Ecuador and Côte d'Ivoire.

IPD and selected exporters will be presented at in-cosmetics virtual. Find out about new, exotic ingredients, including essential oils and emulsions - obtained from cocoa, acai, cashew nuts, and plants such as rosemary, lavender and myrtle. Many products are available in organic quality.

All companies were visited and evaluated by IPD before the pandemic. We take into account criteria such as product quality, exportability and capacity as well as the fulfilment of international standards and certifications.

Learn more about our companies and their diverse product range!   
Meet our reliable exporters - online from 6 - 8 October on your computer.

We arrange your individual meeting - individually selected according to your requirements. All companies are familiar with online meetings or web conferences.

Meet us virtually from the 6th October at www.in-cosmetics.com

To make an appointment or for further information please contact us:

Andreas Gemählich

Virtual b2b Event // 26.10. - 06.11.2020
 
Virtual b2b Event // 26.10. - 06.11.2020

IPD Virtual b2b Event – Processed Foods

Despite the corona restrictions, IPD continues sourcing in the IPD partner countries and supports European buyers in matchmaking with selected producers. For the autumn - the traditional trade fair season - IPD therefore organizes the "Virtual b2b Event - Processed Foods".

For two weeks - from 26 October to 6 November 2020 - IPD offers importers the opportunity to network online with around 20 carefully selected exporters.

Meet reliable exporters from South America and Africa in individual b2b meetings. Inform yourself about a wide range of processed fruits & vegetables as well as herbs & spices. This includes frozen products, fruit pulps and dried fruits and snacks.

Benefit from our free offer to expand your supplier network.

All IPD companies were visited and checked by IPD before the pandemic. We take into account criteria such as product quality, exportability and capacity as well as compliance with international standards and certifications. Also during the pandemic we are in close contact with our companies to continue the screening of exporters.

Your benefits at a glance:

  • Arranged online meetings with carefully evaluated producers – individually selected according to your requirements
  • Support of the online meetings by experienced IPD experts
  • Detailed information about the companies via pictures or videos of the production sites, growing areas, packing houses etc.
  • All suppliers are familiar with online meetings and web conferences.
  • The b2b event is implemented via the established and user-friendly matchmaking software B2Match.

Get comprehensive information about our exporters and network directly with the suppliers you are interested in.
The IPD team will support you in your search for the most suitable business partner.

Register for online b2b meetings via the B2Match platform here.

For questions in advance please contact:

Rabea Bretz

Virtual b2b Event // 30.11. - 11.12.2020
 
Virtual b2b Event // 30.11. - 11.12.2020

Planned: IPD Virtual b2b Event - Food Ingredients

Sourcing und Matchmaking: Meet virtually reliable exporters from our partner countries.

Many of the international trade fairs that serve as important contact exchanges have been adjourned or cancelled. The search for new products and new suppliers is more difficult.
IPD supports importers during this time with a virtual b2b event. Weconnect you with selected exporters of food ingredients such as natural extracts and sweeteners, vegetable and fruit powders as well as oilseeds and high-quality oils.

From November 30 to December 11, 2020, you get the opportunity to network online with carefully screened exporters from Ecuador, Côte d'Ivoire, Ghana, Indonesia, Colombia, Sri Lanka, Tunisia and Ukraine.

All IPD companies were visited and evaluated by IPD before the pandemic. In doing so, we consider criteria such as product quality, exportability and capacity as well as the fulfillment of international standards and certifications. Also, during the pandemic, we are in close contact with the companies to continue screening of exporters.

Your advantages at a glance:

  • Online meetings with carefully screened producers - individually selected according to your requirements, conveniently from your computer and at your desired date
  • Support of the online meetings by experienced IPD experts
  • Detailed information about the companies via pictures or videos of the production sites, growing areas, packing houses etc.
  • All suppliers are familiar with online meetings and have prepared for web conferences.
  • The b2b event is implemented via the established and user-friendly matchmaking software B2Match. 

Get comprehensive information about our exporters, network directly with the suppliers you are interested in and arrange your individual meetings - adapted to your schedule. The IPD team will support you in your search for the right business partner.

Registration for the online b2b meetings via the B2Match platform will be possible from October 2020.

For questions in advance please contact:

Karen Dall

 
Buying missions // Dates on request

Buying missions – individually organised to your requirements

Lower your sourcing costs!

Are you looking for a specific product? And you don’t know yet from where, from whom?
You are interested in importing products from Egypt, Ethiopia, Indonesia, Nepal, Peru, Kyrgyzstan, Colombia or Tunisia? But you lack contacts to suitable exporters?
Finding reliable suppliers takes time and costs money.

The IPD supports you to reduce this effort andopens up new foreign supply sources.
We organize buying missions individually arranged for you – fully tailored to your needs.

You tell us your demands. We identify suitable exporters in our partner countries and
arrange – in consultation with you –  visits to carefully selected companies.

All suppliers are visited by us in advance and evaluated according to strict criteria, including product quality, export capacities, compliance with international standards and certifications etc.  

Your benefits:
•    Direct contact to thoroughly tested exporters – selected according to your requirements
•    Inspection of product quality and production conditions directly on the spot.
•    Tailored-made b2b meetings.

Take advantage of our offer. Save time and reduce your risk!
We look forward to providing you with detailed information about our services.

Get in touch with us!

News

 
Bonn/Nürnberg // 27.01.2020

BIOFACH 2020: IPD presents coconut specialities from Sri Lanka

IPD supports exhibitors from Sri Lanka and ten more partner countries at Biofach.

Bonn/Berlin, 27.01.2020 – At this year’s Biofach the product variety of the coconut palm is presented by exhibitors from Sri Lanka: They are bringing a variety of coconut specialities such as dried coconut, virgin coconut oil, coconut blossom sugar, coconut butter, coconut flour, coconut milk and coconut water to the world's leading trade fair for organic food, which takes place in Nuremberg from February 12 to 15. Further highlights from Sri Lanka are spices such as Ceylon cinnamon and different varieties of pepper, as well as essential oils. Besides the exhibitors from Sri Lanka, the Import Promotion Desk (IPD) supports exporters from Colombia, Côte d´Ivoire, Egypt, Ethiopia, Ecuador, Ghana, Indonesia, Kyrgyz-stan, Tunisia and Ukraine. They will be presenting their regional specialities in organic qual-ity at the joint stand of IPD and the German Society for International Cooperation (GIZ) (Booth 3A | 3A-220) as well as at the national pavilions.

 
Paris/Bonn 12.11.2019

Food Ingredients Europe 2019: natural ingredients from Sri Lanka and Ecuador

Import Promotion Desk brings natural ingredients from developing and emerging countries to this year´s Food Ingredients Europe (FIE)

Bonn/Berlin, 12.11.2019 – High-quality extracts and exceptional vegetable and fruit pow-ders will be presented by exhibitors from Sri Lanka and Ecuador at this year’s Food Ingredients Europe (FIE), the international trade fair for food ingredients, which takes place from 3 to 5 December in Paris. Due to the high quality of the raw materials and the gentle manufacturing processes, the products retain their high content of nutrients and active components. The Import Promotion Desk (IPD) supports producers from Sir Lanka, Ecuador and other partner countries in presenting their great product diversity and special product quality to international buyers.

Bonn/ Nuremberg // 22.01.2019
 
Bonn/ Nuremberg // 22.01.2019

BIOFACH 2019: Exotic herbs, spices and oils

Import Promotion Desk supports organic producers from developing and emerging countries

Bonn/Berlin, 22.01.2019 – Coriander and Sesame oil from Egypt, cinnamon and coconut oil from Indonesia, ginger and Jatamansi oil from Nepal – the Import Promotion Desk (IPD) brings a wide range of exotic herbs, spices and oils to BIOFACH 2019. Around 40 companies from 12 countries will showcase their diverse range of organic products at the world´s largest trade fair for organic food with the support of the German partner of im-port promotion, which takes place from 13 to 16 February in Nuremberg. The products include herbs, spices and teas, essential and cold-pressed oils. In addition, the exporters will be presenting the regional specialties in organic quality at the joint stand shared by the IPD with the Deutsche Gesellschaft für internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) (Stand 4 | 4-561) and at the respective national pavilions.

 
Bonn // 25.07.2018

IPD intensifies activities for sustainable economic development

German import promotion initiative is now active in 13 countries and 5 sectors

Bonn/Berlin, 25.07.2018 – Since 2012, the Import Promotion Desk (IPD) has assisted small-to-medium-sized enterprises in selected developing and emerging counties to ac-cess the European market. In its third project phase, the IPD expands activities to 13 partner countries and five sectors. The IPD supports export companies on the so-called "last mile"– it accompanies producers to the European market, arranges contacts with importers, thereby closing a strategic gap at the interface of development cooperation and foreign trade.

Success Stories

 
Success Story

The IPD supports German importers in their search for super fruits

Klaus Böcker GmbH is an importer of exotic fruit products. Its portfolio comprises fruit juice, paste and concentrate from more than 500 kinds of fruit in more than 500 specifications. To continually expand its range of products, the company is always on the look-out for new suppliers. For this reason, Klaus Böcker GmbH turned to the Import Promotion Desk (IPD) – and made a catch: The IPD provided the German importer with a new trade partner in Egypt.

 
Success Story

Sustained export promotion: Coconut sugar from Java

“When we entered the export market with coconut sugar we had collaborations with 100 small farmers – today it is already over 300,” says Amir Sudjono, founder of the company PT COCO SUGAR INDONESIA with headquarters in Purwokerto on the island of Java. The Indonesian firm has been participating in the export promotion programme of the Import Promotion Desk since 2015 and has in that time developed to become an international producer and exporter.

 
Success Story

Sustainable and aromatic: Organic walnuts from Kyrgyzstan

IMPORT PROMOTION DESK OPENS THE DOOR TO THE EU MARKET FOR KYRGYZ EXPORTERS

The Kyrgyz export company Vega Plus has made the leap into the European market. In February 2017 the  company exhibited at the BIOFACH Exhibition in Nuremberg and introduced its sustainable farming products to the international specialists at the event. The Import Promotion Desk (IPD) prepared Vega Plus intensely for the trade fair and also supported the company through the “last mile” with match-making. The success of the exhibition was quickly followed by the first business deal with Swiss importer Tinibaev Waldgeschenke KlG.

 
Success Story

Pure oils from Ethiopian medicinal plants

Import Promotion Desk makes EU market accessible for African producers

With support from the IPD, Ethiopian company Hayat Cosmo Industry PLC was able to present its products from pure black cumin oil at European trade fairs. The trade fair success encouraged Hayat to expand its offerings to European customers, so that the company now also produces essential oils. Investment in the new product developments has paid off for the Ethiopian company: At in-cosmetics trade fair in Paris, Hayat successfully presented its new product range for the first time.

Product Fact Sheets

Product Fact Sheet
 
Product Fact Sheet

Almond oil in Germany

Almond Oil is a niche market in Germany but the flavour is popular so there will be continuing interest in quality almond oils. It can be found in numerous market sectors and product applications. Its use has been driven by the increasing number of natural healthcare products and demand for healthy ingredients. DC exporters can find opportunities by keeping a close watch on the relevant growth sectors in which almond oil features and forming relationships with suppliers of related products.

Product Fact Sheet
 
Product Fact Sheet

Almonds in Germany

Consumption of almonds has been increasing consistently since 2010 as consumers value their health benefits. They are increasingly using them as a snack as well as in more traditional food ingredients, including marzipan,which is especially popular in Germany. Almonds are the second most frequently consumed nuts after peanuts. While the USA remains the leading supplier of almonds to Germany, reduction in supplies from other important sources such as Spain, is providing opportunities for smaller DC suppliers such as Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan and Iran.

 
Product Fact Sheet

Apricot kernel oil in Germany

Apricot kernel oil has limited demand in Germany, but there are a number of consumers that enjoy the distinctive flavour of this oil, not to mention its health benefits. Enjoying similar properties to almond oil, this is a more specialized product that has benefited from the growing trend in personal healthcare products. The majority of apricot kernel oil is imported. It is usually stocked by most of the leading oil processors, despite the small quantities involved. DC exporters who identify the true enthusiasts for this product will not be disappointed by their response, provided quality expectations are met.

Product Fact Sheet
 
Product Fact Sheet

Apricot kernels in Germany

The market for apricot kernels in Germany is quite small, but there are a number of loyal consumers who are prepared to pay a premium price for quality kernels. DC exporters can find opportunities despite the small size of the market. Kernels from Pakistan can command a premium price, but suppliers from Central Asia, Turkey and Iran will also find a market, particularly within some of the large resident population originally from that part of the world who are traditionally used to consuming them. There is also a wider group of consumers who buy them specifically for their perceived health benefits.

 
Product Fact Sheet

Asphaltum / shilajit / stone oil

More and more European consumers are interested in non-Western health solutions. Those of an Ayurvedic tradition are often used in conjunction with wider lifestyle choices, encompassing nutrition, exercise and meditation, but products such as shilajit are also used in food supplements outside of this tradition. Cosmetics with shilajit are also marketed in Germany. The German market is less developed than the UK and especially Eastern European markets but does offer opportunities. German market entry can also take place through manufacturers in these other markets.

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