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November 17 2022, David R Brown

Caldic acquires US natural ingredients distributor and manufacturer, CAIF

Caldic B.V. has acquired CAIF (Concentrated Active Ingredients & Flavors, Inc), a supplier of premium, naturally sourced ingredient solutions based in West Columbia, SC. CAIF's distribution and manufacturing capabilities strengthens both Caldic's product portfolio as well as their range of added-value services for the dietary supplements and nutrition industry. The move is expected to enable further expansion for Caldic in North America.

As our growth trajectory in the food and nutrition market is quickly gaining momentum the addition of the CAIF expertise to our team will be invaluable to further support our business

Anne Brown
CEO, Caldic North America

Founded by Cesar Fernandes in 2016, CAIF has the vision to contribute to a healthier global community by providing naturally-sourced ingredients backed by scientific substantiation. CAIF's comprehensive portfolio encompasses a broad range of botanical extracts, fibers, fruits & vegetables, as well as plant-based solutions, sweeteners, flavors, and vitamins & minerals enhanced by added-value manufacturing capabilities such as granulation, extraction, drum and spray drying to produce custom proprietary blends, premixes and other nutritional solutions. CAIF also has certified, well-equipped in-house laboratories for testing, microbiology and nutritional analysis.

Anne Brown, CEO, Caldic North America, said that “We are very excited to welcome the CAIF team aboard Caldic. CAIF's state-of-the-art manufacturing facility and strategically located warehouses enable us to provide our North American customers with an even broader product portfolio as well as custom blends and premixes of natural ingredients targeting the nutrition markets. The passionate R&D team is dedicated to developing innovative solutions which are fully aligned with our ambition to provide value added services that enhance our customers' business in the US. As our growth trajectory in the food and nutrition market is quickly gaining momentum the addition of the CAIF expertise to our team will be invaluable to further support our business.”

Cesar Fernandes, CEO and Founder, CAIF, added, “I am pleased to take CAIF to the next level in partnership with Caldic. Joining a global organization will provide CAIF access to a larger portfolio and customer base enabling us to create new opportunities for the nutrition market that will strengthen Caldic's offering and support business growth.”

About Caldic
Caldic is a full-service solution provider engaged in the development of specialty solutions in the food, health & personal care and industrial markets. With locations throughout Europe, North America, LATAM and Asia-Pacific, its strengths lie in its global network combined with local expertise, giving the flexibility to answer local needs and build domestic partnerships. Operating with in-house warehouses, manufacturing facilities and technical expertise, the company provides tailored solutions that contribute to customers' business successes. Following the recent mergers with Connell and GTM the Caldic Group now has more than 3,800 employees across 43 countries, which provide solutions to over 35,000 customers supported by 75 formulation centers and application labs. The Group generate sales of around EUR 3 billion.

Source(s): Caldic Press Release

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