Case Study: Ocean Nutrition Canada Ltd.


Prior to being acquired by DSM in 2012, Ocean Nutrition Canada Ltd. (ONC) was the world’s largest supplier of Omega-3 EPA/DHA ingredients to the dietary supplement and food manufacturing markets. In fact, the Nova Scotia-based company was home to the largest privately-owned marine research and development centre in North America.

The Role of POS

ONC began contracting POS in 2006 to support internal continuous improvement programs — focusing primarily on the sensory traits and stability of ONC’s products. This vital research helped enhance taste and increased shelf-life by as much as 24 months, driving both business flexibility and profitability.

But Don’t Take Our Word For It

“POS is well-known and respected by companies in Canada, and throughout the world. My personal experience with POS goes back many years, and I have found them to be responsive to our needs. When you give them a job, you can be confident that it will be done well. The aspects of POS that create the most value for us include the personal interactions with POS staff, their motivation to succeed for the customer and their interest in producing good, quality products.”

Dr. Jaroslav Kralovec, Ph.D.
Director of Research
Ocean Nutrition Canada Ltd.
(Acquired by DSM in 2012)

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