CSM Ingredients Expands U.S. Operations

An Italian subsidiary will establish a presence in New York.

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LUXEMBOURG — CSM Ingredients, a global player in the innovation and production of food tech ingredients, announced the United States entry of its Hi-Food unit.

Headquartered in Parma – in the heart of Italy’s food valley – Hi-Food is a leader specializing in the research, development, and production of natural value-added ingredients for the food industry.

As part of CSM Ingredients’ platform, Hi-Food USA will be active from New York state, supporting key clients from the U.S. and around the globe to collectively transform the food industry through research, development and innovation.

Building on successes achieved in the European market, Hi-Food places technology and research at the core of its activities and is committed to creating high-quality natural ingredients that meet the growing demand for "natural and clean label" products. The company’s revolutionary product portfolio includes fibers and new-generation vegetable proteins, tailor-made extruded textured vegetable proteins, substitutes for sugars, salt, eggs, palm oil and animal fats, natural shelf-life extenders, systems for vegan sauces & dressings as well as for gluten-free and plant-based products.

“At CSM, our commitment to be a Net-Positive Ingredient Tech Platform continues and we are working tirelessly to identify new opportunities to contribute to a new sustainable and nutritionally balanced Food Industry evolution," said CSM CEO Aldo Uva. “I am proud of our Group’s continued expansion within the United States by building on 2022’s entry in our platform of the U.S-based Parker Food Group. Hi-Food USA marks another significant step for us as we create an integrated presence in a dynamic and stimulating ingredients market.”

Under the leadership of Massimo Ambanelli, Hi-Food CCO, the U.S.-based team will benefit from a dedicated local development team focused on developing a tailored assortment of ingredients specifically for the U.S. market, while promoting local production as much as possible. The team's efforts are focused on two key development areas: savory ingredients for the likes of sauces and ready meals, fillings and coatings and plant-based food products, as well as bakery/sweet ingredients that will help elevate the way beloved products are made such as conventional and gluten-free baked goods, ice cream, desserts.

Additionally, managed in coordination with the Italian international sales department, dedicated executives will oversee business development, leveraging their expertise to drive growth and expansion by leveraging the company’s and group’s know how and cutting-edge technologies.

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