Food has incredible power in our lives. It reveals our culture, personality, relationships and who we are. Passionate about this idea, we, at Duas Rodas, have wagered, since 1925, on the improvement of the power of food as a generator of positively remarkable experiences.
We go deep into the search for flavors that make any bite or sip a perfect connection between the food and beverage industry and people, promoting indulgence, health and well-being at every moment. Among aromas, extracts, dehydrated products and other ingredients, here we generate the most delicious stories told by the palate.
We are the result of the two German immigrants’ determination, who saw in Brazilian diversity all the flavors of the world. Pioneers in the extraction of essential oils in the largest biome on the planet, for more than 9 decades we have united technology, creativity and knowledge about consumer preferences, constantly updated.
More than 40 countries have access, every day, to a wide portfolio, which integrates the complete synergy between all the components involved in the art of creating a perfect aroma and that conveys the best sensation at the time of consumption.
We believe that collaboration is one of the keys to success. Therefore, we go beyond understanding the need, involving customers, suppliers and even consumers to attend projects with assertiveness. We offer an environment that brings together technology, laboratories, more than 10 pilot plants and flavor specialists for the materialization of winning ideas. This work involves multidisciplinary meetings, analysis of the current moment and consumption trends, evaluation of products until the solution with the final product.
Beyond technology, people from different backgrounds, stories and expertise come together in perfect harmony to build excellent experiences for the palate. It's been more than 200 generators of sensory experiences among researchers and flavor specialists, who create high performance solutions, with the support of a complete infrastructure for research, development, application of products and quality control laboratories. In addition to our Innovation Center, we have six R&D and Quality Control Centers at our headquarters (Jaraguá do Sul), in the São Paulo, Sergipe, Chile, Colombia and Mexico units.
Our employees are involved in all steps of the processes, from the choice of raw materials with suppliers, research and development to the manufacture of the products. We observe all aspects in detail, with analysis of availability of raw materials, better times of purchase based on the world mapping of crops, product quality and market supply stability. Care that ensures highly competitive differentials to our flavors and ingredients.
Our performance in the market is guided by the successful union between the creative and innovative talent of our teams and the strategic use of information from market intelligence tools. We invest in the design of these technologies and construction of this information to support in-depth analysis of market trends, guide our lines of research in the development of innovative products and indicate paths and solutions in favor of our clients' business movement.
We believe in innovation as the most consistent way to give sustainability to the company. We permanently invest in people, technology and a broad infrastructure to bring solutions to customers and, as a result, taste, well-being and satisfaction to consumers. Partnerships with universities, institutions, suppliers and customers encourage an open innovation stance, reinforced by multidisciplinary creation, to enhance and direct our innovation processes, with increasingly efficient solutions and integrated with market needs. We are constantly among the most innovative companies in Brazil, gaining recognition in awards such as the Value Innovation Award and the FI Innovation Awards.
With 3 plants in Brazil and another 3 in Chile, Colombia and Mexico, we offer the largest installed capacity for the production of powdered flavors by Spray Dryer in Latin America and an intelligent logistics infrastructure, which integrates units and allows us to serve, with speed and quality, our more than 10,000 customers on five continents.
Quality, responsibility and sustainability are among our pillars of operation in the global market. We have products with international Kosher, Halal, Organic and Fair for Life certifications, in addition to FSSC 22000 and SMETA.
Our specialty in flavor is also a reflection of our specialty in the art of creating aromas. Aromatics with different expertise and flavoring specialists combine knowledge with the latest technology, unfolding profiles that meet different consumption preferences and anticipate consumption movements and trends in diversified markets.
Our portfolio is broad and inspired by stories that make each food a unique and delightfully memorable experience. This always values quality and performance and the search to innovate in different applications, such as alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, snacks, sauces, breads, fillings, margarines, soups, ready meals, spices, cookies, cakes, panettone, candies, yogurt, desserts, dairy drinks, ice cream, cereals, cereal-based drinks, cereal bars, powders for preparing products, among others.
Our experience and amplitude in the market allow us to know and act with different methodologies. Modern facilities, combined with the latest technology and the diversity of processes, are represented by the following possibilities:
Through different technologies, among them atomization, scraped surface rotary drum and high vacuum.
Made from specific processes, which allow the mixing of powdered flavors;
Which provide flavors in liquid, emulsion and emultine forms.
In general, the formulation is the result of the combination of liquid aroma, with encapsulating agents and water. The manufacturing process can occur in two ways: atomization and dispersion. The choice of the best process depends on some factors, such as the application for which the aroma is intended. Main applications: snacks, powder mixes for cake, powdered soft drinks, among others.
They are the result of combining aromatic chemicals with solvents, compounds that will help in the solubility of the formulation and in the mixture of the aroma with its final application. These solvents will establish if the flavor is water soluble (soluble in water) or fat soluble (soluble in fat), which determines if it will be compatible or not with the base where it will be applied. Main applications: beverages, cookies, candies, among others.
They are obtained by a heating process, from raw materials that may or may not have flavoring properties on their own, with at least one containing amino nitrogen and the other being a reducing sugar. These ingredients, when subjected to heat, generate the “Maillard Reaction”, a set of reactions responsible for the formation of compounds that give a scent, flavor and color to food. The process is considered natural, as it is comparable to cooking food. They are considered natural or synthetic flavors according to the nature of the raw materials used. Main applications: soups, sauces, among others.
These are liquid compressed systems with two immiscible phases, where one phase is dispersed as tiny globules (oil phase, internal phase or dispersed phase), in another phase (aqueous phase, continuous phase or external phase). As these systems are very unstable, the use of emulsifiers, stabilizers and density brokers is necessary to promote system stability. In beverages are widely used, because they provide flavor, color and turbidity to the drink. Main applications: soft drinks, isotonic, alcoholic beverages, among others.
Consumers are increasingly interested in food and beverage ingredients, a behavior that has strongly nourished trends in healthiness, naturalness and clean label.
At Duas Rodas, we meet this demand by leveraging the connection between nature and the food and beverage industry across the globe, with a diverse portfolio of extracts, dehydrated products and natural flavors.
Our wide range of natural flavors, offered in liquid, powder, savory and sweet options, is produced from highly reliable raw material sources, specialized knowledge in the development of flavors and the most competent manufacturing technology.
In this way, the main notes of each flavor are highlighted with total fidelity, high impact and excellent fixation, translating the sensation of an always fresh product to the final consumer.
Our specialty in the development of flavors allows the excellent performance of our natural aromas in different categories.
Born from the union of specialties in the development of solutions for the food industry with the technology and constant research of the Innovation Center of Duas Rodas and the deep knowledge about the desires and needs of the consumer, the TASTEFULL TECHNOLOGIES portfolio unveils the real factors of satisfaction in indulgent products, translating them into ingredients that transform the healthy market into a synonym of conscious consumption connected to the maximum of flavor. In this way, the reductions in sugar, salt and fat, wholefood formulations and other health strategies always bring the best experiences.
Monitor socio-cultural contexts and their trends. Analyze changes in consumption and eternal preferences. Understand technologies and associate them with the in-depth knowledge of the universe of flavors. All this inspires us to create special portfolios that renew people's relationship with the world of food, connecting them to new experiences and/or awakening their tastiest affective memory.
Whether for the re-arrangement of traditional flavors or the creation of new sensations, these projects demand intense research, sensitivity and specialization in the development and sensory tests until they reach authentic, characteristic and innovative portfolios. In this way, Duas Rodas provides a constant reinvention to the food industry and a new experience every day for the final consumer. Find out more!