Founded in 2010, KaTech supplies a range of ingredients from gums, starches, pectins, fibers and emulsifiers to egg and milk proteins, and has expertise in stabilization, texture enhancement, protein protection and enrichment, mouthfeel improvement, and emulsification.
The company – which also has expertise in plant-based, dairy and dairy alternatives - has production and technical sites in Germany, a technical development suite in the UK, and a sales off in Poland, with approximately 95 employees.
“KaTech has deep food formulation expertise which complements our leading texture business in Europe,” said Jim Zallie, president and CEO of Illinois-based Ingredion, a leading global ingredients provider with annual net sales of $6bn, serving customers in 120+ countries.
“The addition of KaTech enhances our ability to formulate customized, complete food solutions leveraging Ingredion’s expanded ingredient portfolio. It also expands the geographic footprint of our Food Systems growth platform complementing our positions in the US and Asia.”