Effective Oct. 1, HORN is now the sole agent and distributor for SSI in the Western U.S.

“HORN’s industry reputation is impeccable and the decision to enter into a partnership with its seasoned sales team is timely as SSI seeks to further expand our footprint in the West,” said Kevin McDermott, vice president and director, SSI Sales.

“This partnership provides SSI with broader technical sales and logistics support to better serve our target markets; and opens mutually beneficial business opportunities for both parties.”

SSI’s robust portfolio includes an extensive line of non-GMO hydrolyzed vegetable proteins (HVPs), savory yeast extracts, yeast-based flavors, organic ingredients and other flavor enhancers that match the amino acid profile of food products to improve their flavor profile.

“Adding SSI to our list of best-in-class principal suppliers provides value-added capabilities that complement our current product offering,” said Jacqueline Grisotti, vice president, HORN FoodTech.

“SSI’s shrewd product line caters to market demands for claim-friendly, clean label, non-GMO, natural and low-sodium ingredients that perfectly align with our business units’ strategy to broaden our proficiencies in serving food technologists focused on savory and meats applications. The support team at SSI has already proven to be an ideal partner and we are thrilled about the future of this new collaboration.”

The current territories under this new partnership include the states of Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington and Wyoming.

Established in 1961 as The E.T. HORN Company, HORN is one of North America’s premier distributors of specialty ingredients, chemicals and raw materials.

Originally founded as a specialty chemical distributor, HORN remains an entrepreneurial-driven company with a team of technically-expert and trained professionals.