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AAK Annual Report 2015

The business model – global provider of value-adding solutions Launch Implement Ideate Prove Create AAK’s core business is to provide value-adding solutions, based on speciality vegetable oils and fats, to the food, confectionery and cosmetics industries with the purpose to achieve lasting business value together with our customers. Sourcing renewable raw materials from around the globe, we manufacture our broad product portfolio at 19 production facilities and customization plants around the world. The Co-Development Company To be able to provide value-adding solutions to our customers we apply our unique co-development approach. This approach is based on long-term partnerships and strong relationships with our customers. This in combination with a great interest in our customers’ businesses, enable us to work with our customers from idea to launch – from joint ideation, to close cooperation on development and strong support on implementation of the solution. The foundation for the co-development work is our world-leading capabilities: Our multi-oil and multi-process approach which gives us an unmatched capability to provide customized products Our know-how of oils & fats and their functions in different applications Our global presence which enable us to address local markets and needs, as well as act as a global partner These capabilities make it possible for us to customize solutions that fit our customers’ specific needs, all with the purpose to achieve lasting business results. Last but not least, we have dedicated people across the globe working in close cooperation with our customers to provide value-adding vegetable oil solutions. Functional solutions Our products are of both nutritional and functional value, outstanding in their structure, melting and crystallization behaviour, rheological properties, flavor release and skin penetration.   Our strong focus on customization and our multi-oil and multi-process approach enable us to respond to specific customer needs like improved health profile, taste, processing, logistics, labelling and legal requirements. In each case, our technical and commercial experts identify the optimum solution to a specific need. The five value-adding stages of AAK’s co-development approach. 8


AAK Annual Report 2015
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