Batory and Kemira Join Forces to Form New Partnership

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Kemira ChemSolutions appoints Batory Foods its U.S. Sales, Marketing and Distribution partner for its Propionate products.

Given our shared reputations for providing the highest-quality ingredients and customer-driven solutions, Kemira and Batory form a solid team.

Kemira ChemSolutions has appointed Batory Foods its sales, marketing and distribution partner for sodium and calcium propionate products in the U.S. Together, Batory Foods and Kemira ChemSolutions emerge as marketplace leaders in meeting North America’s demand for these ingredients.

The appointment of Batory Foods by Kemira comes at a time when the market for propionates has tightened considerably, as costs on raw materials and energy continue to escalate. The salt is used at an increasing pace as a preservative in the food and feed industries. Among its highest-demand U.S. applications is as an inhibitor to the growth of mold and bacteria in bakery products.

“As the sales, marketing and distribution partner to one of the largest propionate producers in the world, we’ve expanded our ability to provide propionates to an increasing number of bakeries across the U.S.,” says Ken Krasowski, Senior Product Manager, Bakery Ingredients, Batory Foods. “In the process, we look forward to introducing a new base of U.S. customers to Batory’s far-ranging line of additional bakery ingredients.”

According to Salvador Pliego, Kemira’s Sales & Marketing Manager, Food and Feed in North America, a number of factors went into the decision to forge a partnership with Batory Foods, including Batory’s reputation, its customer base and skilled sales force. “Strategically, the relationship aligns with our commitment to meeting U.S. customers’ demand for propionate products,” says Pliego, who adds: “Given our shared reputations for providing the highest-quality ingredients and customer-driven solutions, Kemira and Batory form a solid team.”

Batory Foods is a leading national distributor of high quality food ingredients for a broad range of food manufacturers and suppliers throughout the United States. Founded in 1979, Batory Foods is a full service ingredient partner for our customers’ needs. Batory operates a national network of distribution facilities, serving more than 6,000 customers locally with a full portfolio of ingredients and an unparalleled commitment to service excellence. (

View Batory Foods’ line of bakery ingredients.

Kemira is a global two billion euro water chemistry company that is focused on serving customers in water-intensive industries. The company offers water quality and quantity management that improves customers' energy, water, and raw material efficiency. Kemira's vision is to be a leading water chemistry company. Kemira ChemSolutions is the world’s leading manufacturer of organic acids and salts, offering a wide selection of products for the food, feed, pharmaceutical and chemical industries. (


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