About Kalsec®

Kalsec products, derived from natural herbs, spices, vegetables and hops, are translated into easy-to-use liquid extracts ideal for most formulations. These are of the highest quality and consistency available. Kalsec, headquartered in Kalamazoo, MI is the only company whose expertise and resources encompass a full line of natural, innovative products and solutions to meet the challenges faced by food and beverage manufacturers throughout the industry and around the world.

Kalsec Southwest, located near Denver City, Texas, specializes in the cultivation, harvest, dehydration and extraction of paprika, rosemary and carrot, as well as specialty herbs and spices. At this location we also process a line of solvent-free expeller pressed extracts that are ideal for supporting your green and sustainability platform.

Kalsec Europe (KEU) has been providing local support to the European market for more than 20 years, with sales, sampling, applications and warehousing capabilities. Located in Mildenhall, United Kingdom, KEU continues to grow to meet the needs of the European market.

In 2008, Kalsec Malaysia opened its doors, followed by Kalsec (Shanghai) Trading Co. Ltd, in 2009 and Kalsec Asia Pacific (Singapore) in 2014, to serve our customers in the Asian market. We also have a network of agents to meet the growing demands of this emerging market.

In 2016, we added an office in Mexico, further expanding our global reach.



Global Mission

We capture the best nature has to offer, allowing us to provide creative solutions to those who seek safer, healthier, more flavorful and more attractive foods, beverages and functional ingredients.

Global Vision

We will be the leading global supplier of the highest quality and most innovative products in our field.

Core Values

  • Honesty, Integrity, and Fairness
  • A culture of innovation and creativity
  • The wisdom and strength that diversity brings
  • The stability and independence that responsible family ownership provides


Founded in Kalamazoo, Michigan in 1958, the “Kalamazoo Spice Extraction Company” (Kalsec®) began as a producer and marketer of natural herbs and spices for food manufacturers. For more than 60 years,  the family-owned company has expanded its focus, becoming experts not only in spice and herb extraction, but also in pioneering breakthrough products and processes in antioxidant management and color stabilization. The introduction of innovative Kalsec® products, such as Herbalox® Rosemary Extract and Durabrite® high stability colors, has had a major impact in these industries.

Today, Kalsec® is an international leader in the development of natural taste and sensory solutions, colors, food protection, advanced hop products, dry products and nutritional ingredients for the manufactured food, beverage, nutritional and pharmaceutical markets.