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Local market to benefit from Kalsec products and enhanced logistics

KALAMAZOO, MICHIGAN, U.S. – Kalsec® Inc., a leading global producer of natural spice and herb extracts for the food and beverage industry, has entered a strategic partnership with Univar Solutions México S. de R.L. de C.V. As of May 15, 2022, Univar Solutions México is the sole distributor in Mexico of Kalsec products, including Taste and Sensory Solutions, Color Solutions and Food Protection.

"Kalsec has been operating for over a decade in Mexico, providing our customers with excellence in local service, support and supply of natural Kalsec solutions,"

said Aaron Wheadon, Kalsec’s Senior VP of Sales & Marketing. "As we continually strive to optimize how we support customers in Mexico, we are delighted to be working with a market-leader in Univar Solutions, who shares our values in sustainable sourcing and is providing customers the service and products they need to create the highest quality foods and beverages."

Kalsec products, derived from natural herbs, spices and vegetables, are translated into easy-to-use liquid extracts. The company’s expertise and resources encompass a full line of innovative products and solutions to meet the challenges faced by food and beverage manufacturers globally. Kalsec conducts business in more than 90 countries.

“This announcement follows the successful partnership launch with Kalsec in Europe in 2021, enhancing our value in core technical applications and our continued commitment to sustainability,” said Kevin Hack, Vice President of Food Ingredients for Univar Solutions. “We are excited to extend this partnership with Kalsec in Latin America by introducing their complete line of naturally sourced extracts, colors and antioxidants to our strong customer connections in Mexico. We have a fully functional Solution Center in Mexico to support and drive innovation, and our local team of scientists, chefs and culinary experts will bring technical, logistical, regulatory and processing capabilities to our customer network there.”

Kalsec’s Héctor Reséndiz, Business Development Director, Mexico & Central America, and Univar Solutions México’s Miriam Arcos, Business Unit Manager, Food & Pharma, are available to support Kalsec customers through the transition.

About Kalsec

Kalsec provides innovative taste and sensory, natural food protection, natural colors and advanced hop solutions to the food and beverage industries. We capture the best nature has to offer and utilize the skills, experience and knowledge of our employees to make products look better, taste better and last longer. Kalsec has remained family owned and provides localized support to our global customers. Trusted since 1958, Kalsec is committed to providing value to the food and beverage industry for the next 100 years. Headquartered in Kalamazoo, Michigan, U.S., Kalsec has regional offices, laboratories and sales teams in North America, Europe and Asia. As a certified B Corp, Kalsec makes ethical and sustainable decisions that serve our customers, employees, communities and the environment. We are proud to be using our business as a force for good. For more information, visit www.kalsec.com.

About Univar Solutions

Univar Solutions is a global partner to their customers and suppliers and are redefining what it means to be an effective distribution partner as the most valued chemical and food ingredient distributor on the planet. They are a committed ally, that brings technical, logistical, regulatory and processing capabilities to local markets. Univar provides business continuity by applying their market expertise to anticipate, navigate and leverage meaningful growth opportunities while finding creative solutions to supply chain challenges. Please visit UNIVARSOLUTIONS.COM for more information.

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