Univar and Kalsec expand distribution deal for food ingredients

Published: 11-Aug-2023

The two companies have expanded their food ingredients deal, meaning Univar can exclusively distribute Kalsec's ingredient solutions in France, Belgium and the Netherlands

Univar Solutions and natural ingredient supplier Kalsec have expanded their food ingredients distribution agreement to include three additional European countries.

The new agreement authorises Univar Solutions to exclusively distribute Kalsec's natural taste and sensory, colours, and food protection ingredient solutions for savoury applications in France, Belgium, and the Netherlands.

"We started our journey with Kalsec in 2021 to bring our customers more taste, natural color, and antioxidant solutions across a broad range of specialty food applications, and we are elated to have the opportunity to grow our partnership in more European markets," said Kevin Hack, VP of food ingredients for Univar Solutions. "By offering a vast selection of Kalsec's quality, natural ingredients to more customers in Europe, we're helping to shape the future of food by providing innovative and sustainable solutions, recipe development, reach, and distribution."

The organisation's knowledgeable in-house scientists refresh and develop formulas to enhance the efficacy of products through its food Solution Centres and test kitchens while working toward the company's purpose to help keep our communities healthy, fed, clean, and safe. Univar Solutions supports the latest food trends such as clean label, plant-based alternatives, and healthy ingredients, and is fully committed to sustainable practices and meeting its environmental, social, and governance (ESG) goals.

We are pleased to work with a partner that shares our values in supply chain sourcing and helps support our purpose

- James Smith, VP for Kaslec

"Kalsec is a global company that has been serving food manufacturing customers in Europe for over 27 years," said James Smith, VP for Kalsec. "Growing our pan-European partnership with Univar Solutions enables us to leverage our joint technical and personnel support capabilities to provide additional customers with more natural and sustainable solutions and local expertise. We are pleased to work with a partner that shares our values in supply chain sourcing and helps support our purpose of unlocking the potential of people, nature, and science to nourish the world."

With this expanded authorisation, Univar Solutions continues to strengthen its ingredients portfolio, already working closely with Kalsec in Mexico, Colombia, and European countries such as Norway, Sweden, Finland, Denmark, Ireland, the United Kingdom, and Poland. Univar Solutions is committed to working with premier suppliers like Kalsec, a certified B Corp, that meets the highest verified standards of social and environmental performance, transparency, and accountability.

The addition of Kalsec's innovative products bring a suite of ingredients to Univar Solutions' leading specialty portfolio for food and beverage manufacturers at the cutting edge of industry and culinary trends. Kalsec's products are derived from natural herbs, spices, and vegetables, and are translated into easy-to-use liquid extracts.

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