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Bringing breakthrough solutions to market Chocolate & Confectionery Fats supplies speciality vegetable fats used for cocoa butter replacement and improvement LQFKRFRODWHSURGXFWVDQG¿OOLQJV%DVHGRQWKHPDUNHWDQG customer needs, we offer a wide product portfolio. Many of our new product launches are developed and customized in close cooperation with our customers. Our solutions for the confectionery industry cover a wide range of product applications, including chocolate fats and compound fats for coating DQGPRXOGLQJ¿OOLQJIDWVEDUULHUIDWVDQGVSUHDGV In 2016, we have focused on taking our breakthrough innovation TROPICAO™ to the market. TROPICAO™ makes it possible for chocolate manufacturers to produce bloom- stable chocolate and still maintain the chocolate’s sensorial properties even under very warm conditions. We have been working closely with customers on implementing and testing this new and exciting innovation. At the same time we have continued to work on new innovation. Recognizing the regional variations in the functionalities our customers seek, we strive to adapt our solutions to FUHDWHWKHJUHDWHVWSRVVLEOHEHQH¿WIRUWKHFXVWRPHUV¶ businesses and to the end-users’ chocolate experiences. 7KHW\SLFDOIXQFWLRQDOLWLHVZHRIIHULQÀXHQFHWKHWDVWH DSSHDUDQFHDQGWHWXUHRIWKH¿QDOFRQIHFWLRQHU\SURGXFW Consistent with AAK’s strong market focus, we deliver LQQRYDWLYHVROXWLRQVWKDWUHÀHFWPDUNHWWUHQGVDQGDQWLFLSDWH customer requirements. Our wide product range is the result of targeted development work carried out in our Customer Innovation Centers, where we work with our customers. AAK offers technical service to our customers to optimize the use of solutions in their factories. We often organize academies for customers to inspire them with newly developed applications and concept proposals for use in their products. 2XULQQRYDWLYHSURMHFWVWRGHYHORSKHDOWKLHUYHUVLRQVRI our products have proven to be successful. We are able to offer products that both comply with high food safety standards and that are free of trans fats and low in saturated fats. Today, most of our products are completely without trans fats. 15


AAK Annual Report 2016
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