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Marcello Murru
Marcello Murru
Cargill

“Collaborating with Cibus Nexum was a productive experience. Their organized and agile approach was evident throughout our project. They effectively utilized their network and were diligent in contacting potential candidates once our objectives were clear. I appreciate their commitment and professional handling of the tasks at hand. Working with Arjen and Stijn was both rewarding and insightful.“

Ton Abbenhuis
Ton Abbenhuis
Flower Farm

"Engaging with Cibus Nexum transformed our approach to food mediation. Their unparalleled expertise and connections with pivotal companies are invaluable. In a world of generic solutions, they stand out authentically."

Gardar Stefansson
Gardar Stefansson
Good Good

"Eager to launch my new food concept, I turned to Cibus Nexum. Their expertise, from the initial idea to the final shipped product, is unmatched. Their commitment ensured top quality within the fastest possible time-to-market. Truly transformative!"

Karin Marquering
Karin Marquering
Wholy Bones

"Cibus Nexum was swift, always accessible, and clarified all specifics. Their ‘stippenkaart’ was an excellent start, with the Oost NL voucher as a bonus. A truly knowledgeable partner."

Daphne Kolader
Daphne Kolader
Cups of Green

"I recently used Cibus Nexum's services and it was worth every penny! Their market knowledge and attention to detail stood out. The guidance was results-focused. I highly recommend them and will use them again as I grow."

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Yarrah
Wholy Bones
Vivera
Topfit
Flower Farm
StarBucks
Cocoa
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Arla
Cargill
Creamy Creation
Cups of Green
Fiber Foods
Danone
Ecotone
Foodcase
Formo
Friesland Campina
Hochdorf
Dole
A. Food
Johnny Cashew 1
Max Bien
La Vie
Tasty Fish
Umiami
Salmon

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The FoodFlow Method

Discover the power of the FoodFlow Method - a revolutionary approach that transforms your food production. With this innovative method you optimize your processes, increase efficiency and achieve impressive results.

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Curious about how the FoodFlow Method can lead your company to success? Download our whitepaper and discover the method behind this groundbreaking concept.

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Meet our experts

Stijn de Bats
Stijn de Bats
Managing Partner

Your Dedicated Expert in Food Production. Stijn de Bats is a veteran in the food industry, boasting over 25 years of international experience.

+31 6 2139 7706
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@cibusnexum.com
Pascal Ruzius
Pascal Ruzius
Managing Partner

Your Trailblazer in Food Contract Manufacturing. Pascal Ruzius emerges as a seasoned connoisseur in the realm of Procurement FMCG and External Manufacturing, boasting a rich, international experience spanning over 25 years.

+31 6 1090 5654
pascal.ruzius
@cibusnexum.com
Arjen van der Wijk
Arjen van der Wijk
Managing Partner

Your Swiss Army Knife in Innovative Food Production Management. Arjen van der Wijk stands at the forefront of innovation in the food industry, bringing to the table a profound expertise in outsourced food production.

+31 6 5044 8865
arjen.vanderwijk
@cibusnexum.com
Henk ter Avest
Henk ter Avest
Senior Expert

Henk ter Avest, graced with an MBA in Business Administration, emerges as a luminary in the field, backed by more than 25 years of international experience.

Lonneke Rijkmans
Lonneke Rijkmans
Senior Expert

Your Pioneering Expert in Food Technology and Business Innovation. Lonneke Rijkmans, with her rich educational grounding in Food Technology and Business Administration, stands as an embodiment of expertise and versatility.

Pieter Tielen
Pieter Tielen
Senior Expert

Your Dynamic Expert in Business Engineering and Procurement. Pieter Tielen, an alumnus of the Technical University of Eindhoven (TUe) with a degree in Business Engineering, brings a wealth of over 20 years of international experience to the forefront.

Jeroen Brockhus
Jeroen Brockhus
Senior Expert

Your Distinguished Expert in Chemical Engineering and FMCG Innovation. Jeroen Brockhus, an alumnus of the prestigious Delft University of Technology with a specialization in Chemical Engineering, brings to the table over 35 years of extensive experience in the Fast-Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) sector.

Sabine Keizer
Sabine Keizer
Senior Expert

Your Accomplished Expert in Commercial Economics. Sabine Keizer, a seasoned professional in Commercial Economics, brings a wealth of over 25 years of international experience to the forefront, particularly in procurement for Fast-Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) and External Manufacturing.

Gita Gregor
Gita Gregor
Senior Expert

Your Expert Innovator in Food Technology. Gita Gregor, a seasoned expert in Food Technology, comes with a rich tapestry of over 25 years of international experience in the food industry.

Cindy Weber
Cindy Weber
Senior Expert

Your Visionary Food Concept Developer and Culinary Innovator Cindy Weber, an accomplished Food Concept Developer, comes with a wealth of over 25 years of experience in the Fast-Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) sector.

Remco Breedt
Remco Breedt
SENIOR EXPERT

Your Strategic Mastermind in Supply Chain and Logistics Optimization Remco Breedt, with his solid foundation in Supply Chain Engineering, brings over 20 years of rich experience in the nuanced realms of Supply Chain management, logistics, warehouse management, order management, and planning.

Frequently Asked Questions

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What kind of support does Cibus Nexum provide in terms of innovation in the food industry?

Our team includes experts in food industry innovation. We offer insights into the latest trends, help develop innovative product concepts, and provide access to cutting-edge technology and methods.

How does Cibus Nexum handle intellectual property and confidentiality concerns?

We adhere to strict confidentiality agreements and ensure that intellectual property rights are respected and protected throughout our collaboration.

Can Cibus Nexum help in reducing time-to-market for new products?

Absolutely! Our managed services are designed to streamline the process from supplier matching to implementation, significantly reducing the time-to-market for your new products.


How does Cibus Nexum ensure a good balance between quality and cost?

We prioritize both quality and cost-effectiveness. Our extensive experience and network allow us to identify and collaborate with suppliers who meet high-quality standards while also offering competitive pricing.

What is the cost of Cibus Nexum's services?

Our services are competitively priced, considering the comprehensive solutions we provide. We focus on delivering value that exceeds the cost, including time savings, access to a wide network of suppliers, and tailored solutions for your specific needs.

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How Cibus Nexum’s Collaboration with GrowinCo Will Set New Industry Standards

How Cibus Nex­um’s Col­lab­o­ra­tion with Grow­in­Co Will Set New In­dus­try Stan­dards


Amsterdam, Netherlands / Curitiba, Brazil – March 27, 2024Cibus Nexum B.V., the independent partner in the food industry for product development and contract manufacturing, is proud to announce its collaboration with GrowinCo. This partnership marks a strategic alliance with GrowinCo., the leading co-manufacturing platform for the Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG) industry. GrowinCo’s expertise lies in seamlessly connecting CPG companies with co-manufacturers, co-packers, and suppliers of ingredients and packaging.This collaboration leverages GrowinCo’s state-of-the-art technology and extensive network, enabling Cibus Nexum to offer its clients a more diverse and flexible range of manufacturing options. The integration of GrowinCo’s platform with Cibus Nexum’s FoodFlow Method enhances our ability to support our clients throughout the entire product development lifecycle, from ideation to launch. GrowinCo’s commitment to facilitating efficient and cost-effective manufacturing solutions aligns perfectly with our mission to provide innovative and sustainable production strategies for the food industry.This partnership between Cibus Nexum in the Netherlands and GrowinCo in Brazil unites advanced European market expertise with South American technological innovation, creating a unique, global collaboration that spans continents, enhancing service delivery and fostering international growth in the food industry."Our technology, combined with Cibus Nexum's expertise, now offers the most comprehensive network of co-manufacturers and top-notch R&D capabilities. This will empower companies to create superior products in an integrated and much faster manner," says Raphael Traticoski, GrowinCo’s Chief Executive Officer.“The collaboration with the GrowinCo team adds up to both our proposition, supporting brands and scaleups with the best fit co-manufacturing setup. During the entire process from ideation to launch, our clients can rely on tailor-made support and advice. Besides a significantly reduced time-to-market deploying the platform technology, they can still experience the benefits of incognito engagement with potential production partners”, says Arjen van der Wijk, Managing Partner at Cibus Nexum.About GrowinCo:GrowinCo is a co-manufacturing and sourcing platform for the CPG industry. The platform connects CPG companies with idle capacity at co-packers, contract manufacturers, ingredient suppliers, and packaging suppliers, enabling CPG companies to bring new products to market more quickly and cost-effectively. Founded in 2019 by two former Mondelez executives, GrowinCo is headquartered in Curitiba, Brazil, with offices in São Paulo and Chicago, USA.About Cibus Nexum:Cibus Nexum is a product development & contract manufacturing consultancy based in the Netherlands. Bringing over 75 years of food industry expertise, it has pioneered innovative solutions to assist food brands and scaleups in successfully developing, launching, and scaling their outsourced production.Media Contact:Stijn de BatsManaging PartnerCibus Nexum B.V.info@cibusnexum.com+31 85 4883687

23 June 2024
Plant-Based Manufacturing in Dairy: Embracing Innovation and Overcoming Challenges

Plant-Based Man­u­fac­tur­ing in Dairy: Em­brac­ing In­no­va­tion and Over­com­ing Chal­lenges

Introduction: The Rise of Plant-Based Dairy AlternativesAs the world leans towards sustainability and health-conscious choices, the dairy industry stands at a pivotal crossroads. The traditional focus on animal-based products like milk, cheese, and yogurt is being reevaluated in light of a growing trend: plant-based dairy alternatives. This shift isn't just a fad; it's a reflection of changing consumer preferences and a deeper awareness of dietary and environmental impacts.However, this transition is not without its complexities. One common misconception is that shifting to plant-based dairy is a straightforward process, merely about replacing one ingredient with another. In reality, it involves a multifaceted transformation that touches every aspect of production – from research and development to marketing and distribution. Traditional dairy companies, especially large cooperatives with farmer-owners, face unique challenges. They must navigate technological gaps, resource allocation, stakeholder interests, and the need for rapid adaptability in a market that's drastically different from their standard operations.Understanding these complexities is essential. It's not just about introducing a new product line; it's about rethinking the entire production and business model to meet the evolving demands of the market and the planet. This blog post aims to delve into these challenges, offering insights and solutions for dairy companies looking to make a successful transition to the plant-based realm.

23 June 2024
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