Daily Archives: October 2, 2018

CP Kelco Introduces GENU® Explorer Pectin ND-200: A Nature-Based, Label-Friendly Texturizing Agent for Neutral Desserts

Innovative extension of GENU product line offers desirable functionality and “clean label” appeal

ATLANTA, Oct. 02, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — CP Kelco, a leading global producer of specialty hydrocolloid ingredients, announced the market availability of GENU® Explorer Pectin ND-200, a label-friendly food ingredient solution designed for neutral pH dairy desserts.

GENU Explorer Pectin ND-200 is an ideal gelling agent for formulators seeking consumer-friendly ingredients for indulgent dairy desserts, such as panna cotta, crème desserts, and more. Derived from citrus fruit, this solution delivers an indulgent creamy, full-bodied, mouthfeel similar to carrageenan in crème desserts and to gelatin in panna cotta.

“In light of the clean label trend and growing consumer demand for premium neutral dairy desserts, GENU Explorer Pectin ND-200 meets the needs of both formulators and consumers – it is a high-performance, nature-based solution, and pectin is a widely accepted, recognizable ingredient among consumers. In addition, CP Kelco builds in sustainability considerations in its pectin manufacturing process, ensuring that the citrus peel raw material utilized does not go to waste and instead later becomes animal feed or serves as biofuel,” said Chloé des Courtis, Sr. Regional Marketing Manager – EMEA at CP Kelco. “Because GENU Explorer Pectin ND-200 is also suitable for dairy-alternative products, manufacturers can now innovate in this growing category with a label-friendly solution, answering consumer demand for premium, indulgent desserts.”

GENU Explorer Pectin products are extracted from citrus fruit peels, utilizing CP Kelco’s proprietary technology. The result is a reliable and easy-to-handle solution that does not require pre-hydration. It resists syneresis while delivering excellent mouthfeel and creaminess and the ability to form gels in hot and cold filled desserts with the same traditional process.

Dairy Dessert Texturizing Solutions to Meet Formulation Goals

GENU Explorer Pectin ND-200 is the latest addition to CP Kelco’s broad portfolio of specialty ingredients that offers formulators extensive flexibility to achieve their goals for dairy and dairy-alternative desserts. The company’s nature-based ingredients range from traditional carrageenan solutions to new label- friendly pectins. Most recently, CP Kelco introduced GENULACTA® Carrageenan LD600 as a texturizing agent for developing affordable creamy dairy desserts, suitable for both hot and cold filling.

Interested in learning more about GENU Explorer Pectin ND-200?  Visit https://cpkelco.com/genu-explorer-pectin-nd-200/  or email us at solutions@cpkelco.com.

About CP Kelco
Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, USA, CP Kelco is a leading producer of specialty hydrocolloids with offices and facilities across the globe. Featuring an extensive range of hydrocolloid solutions and serving over 100 countries, CP Kelco leverages its capabilities to bring concepts and ideas to real-world products in a broad range of applications. The company’s specialty ingredients touch a wide variety of industrial applications, consumer and household products, tailored to meet the needs of regional consumers. Key product lines are Gellan GumPectinXanthan GumCarrageenanDiutan GumCellulose Gum/Carboxymethyl Cellulose, and Microparticulated Whey Protein Concentrate, as well as other unique biopolymers. Visit www.cpkelco.com for more information.

CONTACT:
Michele Cacdac-Jones
Office: +1 (678) 247-7149
Mobile: +1 (770) 743-0564
michele.cacdac-jones@cpkelco.com

Colliers International Strengthens Project Management Business in Australia

Acquisition enhances project delivery services to property owners and developers

TORONTO and SYDNEY, Oct. 02, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Leading global commercial real estate services firm Colliers International Group Inc. (NASDAQ and TSX: CIGI) today announced the acquisition of GMP Management Pty Ltd. (“GMP Management”), an Australian project management firm with extensive experience in corporate property and infrastructure delivery services.

Since 1989, GMP Management has been providing market-leading project management and planning services for complex projects across Eastern Australia. These services include development consulting, design management, financier and bank reporting, cost and risk management, and project management to a broad range of industry verticals including hotel and hospitality, residential, commercial and mixed-use, and social infrastructure. The acquisition, which will rebrand to “Colliers International” immediately, significantly expands Colliers’ project management business in Brisbane and Gold Coast, and will be integrated into Colliers Australia’s national project management platform. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

“We are very excited to become part of Colliers International at this important time in our firms’ history,” said Ian Pert and Andrew Bentley, GMP Management’s Directors. “Combining our stellar 29-year track record of managing large and complex projects, with the Colliers International platform, both in Australia and globally, enhances our ability to provide industry leading service to existing and new clients. Further, we are looking forward to joining a world class, growing organization, and we feel a very strong alignment with the entrepreneurial spirit that exists throughout Colliers.”

“We are very excited to have the experienced professionals from GMP Management join our strong and growing project management platform in Australia,” said John Kenny, Chief Executive Officer, Australia and New Zealand. “This acquisition builds upon our recent acquisition of NixAnderson and highlights our continued focus on building a world-class project management business across Australia. In a time when capital investment continues to increase into Australian commercial, residential, and social infrastructure market segments, we are in a better position than ever to capitalize on this trend by serving our property owner and developer clients.”

“What attracted us to GMP Management was the combination of their strong cultural fit with Colliers International and their proven track of providing industry-leading project management services, especially in the hotel and hospitality segment,” said Dylan Taylor, President and Chief Operating Officer. “By bringing in an enterprising group of professionals like GMP Management, and continuing to build our project management expertise worldwide, Colliers is continuing to deliver on our promise of accelerating the success of our clients wherever they choose to do business.”

About Colliers International Group Inc.

Colliers International Group Inc. (NASDAQ: CIGI) (TSX: CIGI) is a top tier global real estate services and investment management company operating in 69 countries with a workforce of more than 13,000 professionals. Colliers is the fastest-growing publicly listed global real estate services and investment management company, with 2017 corporate revenues of $2.3 billion ($2.7 billion including affiliates). With an enterprising culture and significant employee ownership and control, Colliers professionals provide a full range of services to real estate occupiers, owners and investors worldwide, and through its investment management services platform, has more than $20 billion of assets under management from the world’s most respected institutional real estate investors.

Colliers professionals think differently, share great ideas and offer thoughtful and innovative advice to accelerate the success of its clients. Colliers has been ranked among the top 100 global outsourcing firms by the International Association of Outsourcing Professionals for 13 consecutive years, more than any other real estate services firm. Colliers has been ranked the number one property manager in the world by Commercial Property Executive for two years in a row.

Colliers is led by an experienced leadership team with a proven record of delivering more than 20% annualized returns for shareholders, over more than 20 years. For the latest news from Colliers, visit Colliers.com or follow us on Twitter: @Colliers and LinkedIn.

COLLIERS CONTACTS:

John B. Friedrichsen
Chief Financial Officer
(416) 960-9500

John Kenny
Chief Executive Officer | Australia & New Zealand
+61 2 9257 0212

Colliers International Strengthens Project Management Business in Australia

Acquisition enhances project delivery services to property owners and developers

TORONTO and SYDNEY, Oct. 02, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Leading global commercial real estate services firm Colliers International Group Inc. (NASDAQ and TSX: CIGI) today announced the acquisition of GMP Management Pty Ltd. (“GMP Management”), an Australian project management firm with extensive experience in corporate property and infrastructure delivery services.

Since 1989, GMP Management has been providing market-leading project management and planning services for complex projects across Eastern Australia. These services include development consulting, design management, financier and bank reporting, cost and risk management, and project management to a broad range of industry verticals including hotel and hospitality, residential, commercial and mixed-use, and social infrastructure. The acquisition, which will rebrand to “Colliers International” immediately, significantly expands Colliers’ project management business in Brisbane and Gold Coast, and will be integrated into Colliers Australia’s national project management platform. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

“We are very excited to become part of Colliers International at this important time in our firms’ history,” said Ian Pert and Andrew Bentley, GMP Management’s Directors. “Combining our stellar 29-year track record of managing large and complex projects, with the Colliers International platform, both in Australia and globally, enhances our ability to provide industry leading service to existing and new clients. Further, we are looking forward to joining a world class, growing organization, and we feel a very strong alignment with the entrepreneurial spirit that exists throughout Colliers.”

“We are very excited to have the experienced professionals from GMP Management join our strong and growing project management platform in Australia,” said John Kenny, Chief Executive Officer, Australia and New Zealand. “This acquisition builds upon our recent acquisition of NixAnderson and highlights our continued focus on building a world-class project management business across Australia. In a time when capital investment continues to increase into Australian commercial, residential, and social infrastructure market segments, we are in a better position than ever to capitalize on this trend by serving our property owner and developer clients.”

“What attracted us to GMP Management was the combination of their strong cultural fit with Colliers International and their proven track of providing industry-leading project management services, especially in the hotel and hospitality segment,” said Dylan Taylor, President and Chief Operating Officer. “By bringing in an enterprising group of professionals like GMP Management, and continuing to build our project management expertise worldwide, Colliers is continuing to deliver on our promise of accelerating the success of our clients wherever they choose to do business.”

About Colliers International Group Inc.

Colliers International Group Inc. (NASDAQ: CIGI) (TSX: CIGI) is a top tier global real estate services and investment management company operating in 69 countries with a workforce of more than 13,000 professionals. Colliers is the fastest-growing publicly listed global real estate services and investment management company, with 2017 corporate revenues of $2.3 billion ($2.7 billion including affiliates). With an enterprising culture and significant employee ownership and control, Colliers professionals provide a full range of services to real estate occupiers, owners and investors worldwide, and through its investment management services platform, has more than $20 billion of assets under management from the world’s most respected institutional real estate investors.

Colliers professionals think differently, share great ideas and offer thoughtful and innovative advice to accelerate the success of its clients. Colliers has been ranked among the top 100 global outsourcing firms by the International Association of Outsourcing Professionals for 13 consecutive years, more than any other real estate services firm. Colliers has been ranked the number one property manager in the world by Commercial Property Executive for two years in a row.

Colliers is led by an experienced leadership team with a proven record of delivering more than 20% annualized returns for shareholders, over more than 20 years. For the latest news from Colliers, visit Colliers.com or follow us on Twitter: @Colliers and LinkedIn.

COLLIERS CONTACTS:

John B. Friedrichsen
Chief Financial Officer
(416) 960-9500

John Kenny
Chief Executive Officer | Australia & New Zealand
+61 2 9257 0212

Loftware Named as a Leader in IDC MarketScape

Loftware Recognized in Inaugural IDC MarketScape Study that Evaluates Worldwide Enterprise Labeling Application Vendors

PORTSMOUTH, N.H., Oct. 02, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Loftware, Inc., the global leader in Enterprise Labeling and Artwork Management, with over 5,000 customers in 100 countries, today announced that it has been recognized as a Leader in the IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Enterprise Labeling Application 2018 Vendor Assessment (doc # US44227918, September 2018).

The inaugural IDC MarketScape study, which assesses the capabilities and business strategies of vendors in the space, uses a quantitative and qualitative assessment of the characteristics that explain vendor performance in the Enterprise Labeling marketplace. The new report suggests that companies recognize Enterprise Labeling as an extension of their supply chain application architecture because it enables efficient supply chain operations. The report also noted that these applications go beyond simply designing and enabling the printing of labels, becoming a mechanism to drive supply chain efficiency, as well as quality assurance and compliance through the alignment of labeling and other enterprise applications.

The IDC MarketScape report recognizes Loftware for its ability to support a wide range of customer, regulatory, and regional requirements across industries. The report also highlights Loftware’s long-standing expertise in the market and its ability to seamlessly integrate capabilities with business applications vendors including SAP, Oracle and other enterprise applications. The IDC MarketScape also noted that Loftware has a robust and comprehensive labeling application that is well suited to the label design, print, and management requirements across all industries.

“Loftware views Enterprise Labeling as an extension of the supply chain and positions its products and messaging in a way that resonates with enterprise buyers,” stated Amy Machado, Research Manager at IDC. “As a Leader in the market, Loftware has deep experience in Enterprise Labeling and has a strong portfolio of successful global deployments across many industries.”

The IDC MarketScape measures a company’s business strategy based on nine criteria, including: solution functionality and strategy, sharp focus on enterprise labeling excellence, and customer satisfaction and retention. The IDC MarketScape measures a company’s capabilities based on twelve criteria, including: strength of current solution offerings and architectures, functional and technical skills, investments in R&D, and delivering value to customers.

“Loftware is proud to be recognized as a Leader in the Enterprise Labeling space that we have pioneered for over 30 years,” commented Loftware President and CEO, Robert O’Connor, Jr. “Loftware remains committed to investing to advance our leadership position by providing unparalleled software, services and support for our large and fast-growing global customer base.”

For more information download this IDC MarketScape Excerpt.

About IDC MarketScape:

IDC MarketScape vendor analysis model is designed to provide an overview of the competitive fitness of ICT (information and communications technology) suppliers in a given market. The research methodology utilizes a rigorous scoring methodology based on both qualitative and quantitative criteria that results in a single graphical illustration of each vendor’s position within a given market. IDC MarketScape provides a clear framework in which the product and service offerings, capabilities and strategies, and current and future market success factors of IT and telecommunications vendors can be meaningfully compared. The framework also provides technology buyers with a 360-degree assessment of the strengths and weaknesses of current and prospective vendors.

About Loftware

Loftware is the global market leader in Enterprise Labeling and Artwork Management solutions with more than 5,000 customers in over 100 countries. Offering the industry’s most comprehensive digital platform, with SaaS, cloud-based and on-premise solutions, Loftware redefines how enterprises create, manage and print complex labeling and packaging artwork and scale across their operations. Loftware solutions integrate with SAP®, Oracle® and other enterprise applications to produce mission-critical barcode labels, documents, RFID smart tags and packaging artwork. Our combined platform–whether for labeling, artwork management or both–enables customers to uniquely meet regulatory mandates, mitigate risk, reduce complexity, ensure traceability, improve time to market and optimize costs as they meet customer-specific, brand, regional and regulatory requirements with unprecedented speed and agility.

Contact:
Maureen Perroni  |  Senior Marketing Communication Manager
249 Corporate Drive, Portsmouth, NH 03801
603-570-4713   |  mperroni@loftware.com