Taipei, Taiwan, June 10, 2014 – Connell Brothers (CBC), the largest specialty chemicals and ingredients marketer and distributor in Asia Pacific, announced today that, effective April 1, 2014, it is appointed to manage the sale and distribution of Graminex®’s products in Taiwan, including finished goods and ingredients, such as saw palmetto and cranberry.  

The U.S.-based Graminex is the exclusive grower and manufacturer of solvent free Rye Grass Flower Pollen Extract, and a leader in the international dietary supplement industry.  Their products are sold in more than 44 countries on six continents.  Graminex’s vertically integrated manufacturing ensures quality, consistency and efficacy of their products.  CBC Taiwan will represent Graminex Flower Pollen Extract active ingredients, as well as the dietary supplements, primarily focusing on the areas of prostate, immunological and women’s health support.  

“We are very excited about the opportunity to market both high quality dietary ingredients and finished products by a leading manufacturer,” said Azita Owlia, vice president, North Asia, Connell Brothers. “Our market is increasingly looking for reliable and high quality dietary products. Our cooperation with Graminex will strengthen CBC’s nutraceutical portfolio, and is in line with CBC’s strategy of partnering with innovative producers of unique products.”   

Cynthia May, CEO of Graminex said, “Connell Brothers has a reputation of unmatched customer service and technical capabilities, including lab testing and product formulation.  I am confident that through their expertise and attention to product safety and quality assurance, they are the right distribution partner for Graminex.”  

For more information, please visit