Cargill inks agreement with CIECH, adding food-grade salt to its European portfolio
MINNEAPOLIS (May 4, 2023) — Cargill’s salt business has signed an agreement with CIECH Group, a leading supplier of evaporated salt products.
The food grade evaporated salts manufactured by CIECH, will be combined with Cargill’s industry-leading portfolio of specialty food salts, including Alberger®, Premier™, Microsized®, and Potassium Pro®. By working with CIECH, through their facilities in Janikowo, Poland and Stassfurt, Germany, Cargill now can provide access to a full range of specialty and evaporated food salt solutions to European food manufacturers.
The move complements Cargill’s existing food ingredients portfolio in Europe, which spans edible fats & oils, starches, sweeteners, plant proteins, texturizers, cocoa & chocolate and more, leveraging the company’s decades of experience supporting customers with salt products and sodium-reduction solutions.
“We’ve been in the salt business in North America for more than 60 years, a legacy that gives us ample experience of providing technical expertise to customers looking to formulate foods with this foundational ingredient,” said Sonya Roberts, president of Cargill’s salt business.
“This is an important stage in the development of our salt business as we are leveraging the extensive experience of Cargill to bring cutting-edge evaporated salt to the European market,” said Philipp Kley, CIECH Group’s Director of the Business Unit Salt.
The cooperation comes at a time when CIECH Group offers additional volumes from its state-of-the art salt production facility in Stassfurt, Germany. That facility, combined with production from the company’s Janikowo plant in Poland, makes CIECH Group one of the biggest producers of evaporated salt in Europe. Cargill is a leading supplier of food-grade salt and sodium solutions in North America, where it operates salt production facilities in both the U.S. and the Caribbean.
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About CIEH Group
CIECH is an international developing chemical group with a strong position on global markets. It is the second largest manufacturer of sodium carbonate and sodium bicarbonate in the European Union, the largest manufacturer of evaporated salt in Poland, the largest supplier of sodium silicates in Europe, the largest Polish manufacturer of plant protection products, and a leading producer of polyurethane foams in Poland. Its factories are located in Poland, Germany and Romania, and it employs over 3,000 people throughout the EU. Since 2005, CIECH S.A. has been listed on the Warsaw Stock Exchange, and since 2016, simultaneously, on one of the largest stock exchanges in Europe - Börse Frankfurt. The development of the Group is supported by its strategic investor – Kulczyk Investments.
As one of the largest Polish exporters, CIECH ships its goods to almost each continent. They are used to manufacture products necessary in the everyday life of millions of people around the world. That is why the Group is a crucial element of numerous sectors of the economy – construction, automotive, agriculture, chemical, food and pharmaceutical industries.
More information about the CIECH Group can be found at www.ciechgroup.com.