Latin American bakery and snack producers to benefit from expanded ingredient partnership

By Gill Hyslop

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Kalsec specialises in a host of taste and sensory solutions. Pic: GettyImages/fcafotodigital
Kalsec specialises in a host of taste and sensory solutions. Pic: GettyImages/fcafotodigital

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Univar Solution Colombia has signed an exclusive agreement to distribute Kalsec’s full portfolio of natural ingredients in Colombia.

Univar Solutions Colombia is a subsidiary of Univar Solutions – a global provider of specialty ingredients and chemicals.

Kalsec is a specialist of taste and sensory solutions, natural food protection, natural colours and advanced natural ingredient solution provider for the food and beverage industry.

The new arrangement builds on Univar Solution’s existing partnership with Kalsec in Europe and Mexico.

“This agreement enhances our value in core technical applications and illustrates our continued commitment to sustainability,” said Kevin Hack, global VP of food ingredients for Univar Solutions.

“We are excited to introduce Colombian customers to Kalsec’s complete line of naturally sourced extracts, colours and antioxidants, providing them with the opportunity to use these ingredients to develop innovative food and beverage products for consumers.”

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Univar Solutions works hand-in-hand with its customers and suppliers to nurture creative problem-solving and deliver innovative formulations, recipes and ingredients, combining culinary science with application development support.

Similarly, Kalsec provides solutions to meet the challenges faced by manufacturers. Both companies support the latest food trends such as clean label, plant-based alternatives and healthier ingredients, and are fully committed to sustainable practices and meeting environmental, social, and governance (ESG) goals.

“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.”

Supporting customers in Latin America

Added Aaron Wheadon, Kalsec’s senior VP of global business, “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.

“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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