Univar and Kalsec enter into exclusive distribution agreement

Specialty ingredients company Univar Solutions and natural ingredient provider Kalsec have entered intro an exclusive distribution agreement for Kalsec’s full food ingredients product range in Colombia.

Univar’s customers in Colombia now have access to a broader range of ingredient innovations focused on taste and sensory solutions, natural colours and colouring foodstuffs, and food protection business units.

“This agreement builds upon our successful existing partnership with Kalsec in Europe and Mexico, enhances our value in core technical applications, and illustrates our continued commitment to sustainability,” said Kevin Hack, Global Vice President of food ingredients for Univar Solutions. “We are excited to introduce Colombian customers to Kalsec’s complete line of naturally sourced extracts, colors, and antioxidants, providing them with the opportunity to use these ingredients to develop innovative food and beverage products for consumers.”

In addition to providing a portfolio of specialty food ingredients, Univar supports customers looking to meet consumer demands for latest ingredients to develop clean label food products that help deliver on the need for healthier and more sustainable ingredients. Combining culinary science with application development support, Univar works closely with customers and suppliers to deliver innovative formulations, recipes and ingredients.

Kalsec’s products, which encompass a line of natural and innovative ingredients, provide solutions to meet the challenges faced by food and beverage manufacturers globally. Both companies support latest food trends such as clean label, plant-based alternatives and healthy ingredients.

“Collaboration with industry leaders like Kalsec helps drive more sustainable food and beverage solutions for the technical challenges facing the future of the food industry in South America and beyond,” said Jorge Buckup, President of Latin America for Univar Solutions. “We are thrilled to further expand our partnership with Kalsec as they mirror our high standards of sustainability, social responsibility, innovation, and community engagement.”

“Kalsec has been operating for more than a decade in Colombia, providing our customers with excellence in local service, support, and supply of natural food and beverage ingredient solutions,” added Aaron Wheadon, Senior Vice President of Global Business Development for Kalsec. “As we continually strive to enhance our support for customers in Latin America, we are pleased to be working with a market leader such as Univar Solutions, who shares our values in sustainable sourcing and helps support our purpose of unlocking the potential of people, nature, and science to nourish the world.”

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