Numerous running events have been cancelled this year due to the Corona pandemic. GELITA, one of the leading manufacturers of collagen proteins, has decided to continue its involvement in sports, particularly in this situa
"As a supplier of collagen peptides, which among other things help to keep bones and joints mobile and healthy, we have a strong affinity to the topic of sport," explains Michael Teppner, Global Vice President Marketing and Communication at GELITA. Within the scope of its corporate social responsibility activities, the company has been supporting the GELITA Trail Marathon in Heidelberg, near the company’s headquarters in Eberbach, since 2016. The track is particularly popular with both professional and amateur athletes because of its demanding and attractive route.
Thanks to GELITA’s support, it was possible to hold the running event successfully at the beginning of October – even under this year’s exceptional circumstances. "We are delighted that our commitment has once again played a role in inspiring people to take up special sporting challenges," says Teppner. After so many sporting events had to be cancelled in recent months, the rush for a starting place in the Trail Marathon showed how important the competition is for many people. "In line with our principle ‚Improving Quality of Life‘, we evidently hit the bull’s eye and managed to delight numerous sports enthusiasts in these difficult times," Teppner explains.
GELITA is the leading company for manufacturing and marketing collagen proteins. Coordinated from the headquarters in Eberbach, Germany, GELITA provides customers around the world with products of the highest standard, comprehensive technical expertise and sophisticated solutions. More than 20 sites and a global expert network ensure that state-of-the-art know-how is always available for customers. With 140 years of experience in the field of collagen proteins are the basis of GELITA’s performance. A strong requirement for innovation is the driving force of the family-owned company that is always looking for new solutions for food, pharmaceutical, health & nutrition as well as for technical applications.
Within the range of collagen proteins, GELITA supplies collagen peptides with proven body-stimulating capabilities, tailor-made gelatines and non- or partly- water soluble collagens. This holistic range of products in combination with its vast experience in developing solutions for different applications makes GELITA first choice for its customers. In today’s landscape of highest consumer demands, manufacturers of food products have to rely on natural, healthy, non-allergenic ingredients for their developments. Collagen proteins from GELITA are the perfect match for this as they fulfill all of these requirements, a particular plus being the fact that they are foodstuffs in their own right (e.g. no E-number). They also possess a set of unique technical and physiological properties.
Besides the traditional use of collagen proteins as natural stabilizers and emulsifiers for countless products, they enable manufacturers to provide their products with other properties which are becoming more and more important. GELITA has intensified its research in developing solutions for physical mobility, weight management and beauty from within.
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