Chr. Hansen is a global bioscience company with the vision to use nature’s own resources to address important global challenges within food, health and agriculture. Chr. Hansen develops natural solutions for the food, pharmaceutical and agricultural industries and every day more than one billion people consume a product containing a Chr. Hansen ingredient. In 2012, Chr. Hansen established a new business unit ‘Plant Health’. As global agricultural productivity requirements are ever increasing, Chr. Hansen believes microbial solutions will be essential to address productivity challenge. Building on 140 years’ expertise within microbial solutions and food bacteria, Chr. Hansen has entered the plant health market to become part of the answer with the purpose of inventing, developing and commercializing bacterial solutions to the agricultural industry.
Chr. Hansen was founded in 1874 by the Danish pharmacist Christian D.A. Hansen. Chr. Hansen employs about 3,500 people in more than 30 countries and is a publicly listed company.