Consider Us Your Partner for Success
Headquartered in Kalamazoo, MI, Kalsec is a global company that provides a full portfolio of high quality, natural food and beverage ingredients for savory food and brewed beverage applications. With over 1,500 products and deep in-house expertise, we are uniquely positioned to provide solutions for your natural taste and sensory, food protection, colors and hops needs. And since our ingredients are derived from natural sources we can help you create products that meet the expectations of today's most label-conscious consumers.
Sixty years after our founding we remain a family owned business that takes pride in providing our customers with industry recognized high quality natural ingredients, expertise and superior service.
As a certified B Corp, we also meet the highest recognized social and environmental standards. This represents our commitment to making ethical and sustainable decisions that serve consumers, customers, employees, communities and the environment.
Kalsec Through the Years
- Kalsec founded
- Vegetone Color Systems—leader in customizing natural color combinations
- Pioneers in use of gas liquid chromatography with spice extraction
- Plant breeding program begins
Tetralone Hop Extract—first to provide light stable bitterness in beer for use in clear glass bottles
Aquaresin® water dispersible extracts—leader in developing extracts for use in oil and water applications
Herbalox® Rosemary extract—first to standardize the use of rosemary extract in foods such as meat, poultry, and fish
- Kalsec Southwest Opens—Dehydration & extraction facility in Texas
- Durabrite® high stability colors—leaders in natural color stabilization
Duralox® oxidation management systems—combination of Aquaresin, Herbalox, and Durabrite technologies to make your products…look better, taste better, last longer
Kalsec Europe founded
Expeller pressed extraction
Clearcap Super soluble Capsicum
Paul H. Todd, Jr. Research Center Opens
- Herbalox® Rosemary Extract XT introduced
- Kalsec Malaysia laboratory opens
- Hoprival® Extract— Concentrated 100% hop oils that deliver consistent flavor and aroma that rival traditional hopping more sustainably Learn more
- Kalsec China established
- Culinary Collection—utilizing sensory capabilities to authentic flavor profiles
High stability red colors introduced
HeatSync Heat systems—unique combinations of pungent ingredients delivering targeted sensory performance
Kalsec Singapore opens
- Solar energy program begins
- SQF certification
- Craft Brew Solutions—combining hop extracts and unique flavors to enhance the craft brewing process
Kalsec Mexico opens
Onsite Early Learning Childcare opens
B Corp certification achieved
- DuraShield® Food Protection Blends - ideal combinations of natural antimicrobials and proven natural antioxidants like Herbalox.
- Lupulock® Encapsulated Hop Oils - first to provide shelf stable, concentrated hop oils for a more efficient brewing process.
- Don Berdahl Center for New Technology opens.
Kalsec Distribution Center opens in Kalamazoo
Providing you with "the best nature has to offer"Learn More
Respecting & nurturing the environment & our communitiesLearn More
Quality & Trust
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Using our business as a force for goodLearn More
Global Connections to Serve You
Kalsec provides high quality ingredients to some of the largest and best known brands around the world via our regional headquarters locations and broad sales team coverage.Learn More