Univar B.V., a subsidiary of Univar Solutions Inc. (NYSE: UNVR) (“Univar Solutions” or “the Company”), a leading global solutions provider to users of specialty ingredients and chemicals, and Kalsec®, Inc., a natural ingredient solution provider for the food and beverage industry, announced they have reached an exclusive agreement for Univar Solutions to distribute Kalsec’s natural taste & sensory, colors, and food protection ingredient solutions for savory applications in the United Kingdom and Ireland.
“The growing relationship between Univar Solutions and Kalsec illustrates our strength in and commitment to the savory sector. By bringing Kalsec’s complete line of natural extracts, colors, and food protection ingredient solutions to our significant customer base in the United Kingdom and Ireland, we’re helping shape the future of food through ingredient innovation and recipe development,” said Kevin Hack, global vice president of food ingredients for Univar Solutions. “Adding these innovative and high-quality ingredients to our portfolio in this region, along with our best-in-class service, technical expertise, and reliable and resilient supply chain, we can further help our customers bring their product vision to life.”
With this exclusive authorization, Univar Solutions continues to strengthen its ingredients portfolio, already working closely with Kalsec in other European countries such as Poland and the Nordics, and Latin American countries including Mexico. 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.
“Kalsec is delighted to expand our relationship and distribution agreement with Univar Solutions in Europe,” said James Smith, vice president and managing director-Europe, for Kalsec. “In addition to optimizing our route-to-market and serving new customers in the United Kingdom and Ireland, it also supports our purpose of unlocking the potential of people, nature, and science to nourish the world.”
In today’s rapidly changing food industry, Univar Solutions recognizes the need to be at the forefront of food ingredient innovation. Whether keeping pace with market trends, meeting consumer demand for transparency, or providing more sustainable solutions, sourcing, and products, the team of skilled chefs and culinary and technical food scientists offer a competitive advantage by providing extensive research and product development at global Solution Centers. From specialty ingredient innovations to recipe testing and sustainable product development, food brands are increasingly relying on Univar Solutions for help with research and development, problem-solving, and technical innovation.
For more information about Univar Solutions’ food ingredients business, visit UNIVARSOLUTIONS.COM/FOODOLOGY.