Glanbia Nutritionals, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Glanbia plc, announced that it has agreed to acquire Watson, a US-based manufacturer and supplier of high-quality custom nutrient premix, bakery ingredient, edible film and material conditioning solutions for the nutrition, food and beverage, personal care and supplement industries.
Watson is a third-generation family business with an 80-year history of providing exceptional quality, capability and service to its customers. The transaction is highly complementary, strengthening Glanbia’s capability set with microencapsulation, agglomeration, micronizing, spray drying and edible film technologies. 
The knowledge and experience of the combined R&D teams will cement Glanbia’s position as a leader in the sector, with the enhanced ability to create superior premix solutions that address the complex formulation requirements of today’s increasingly sophisticated applications.
Glanbia Nutritionals’ custom nutrient premix production footprint now extends coast to coast in the US with facilities in California, Missouri, Illinois, and Connecticut to better serve customers across the region. The US presence is supplemented by facilities in Germany and China to provide global scale and solutions to its customers.