Company steadily increasing market share of food and pharma ingredient distribution in Asia-Pacific  

SAN FRANCISCO – April 25, 2013 – Connell Brothers, the largest marketer and distributor of specialty chemicals and industrial ingredients in Asia-Pacific, announced today that it has expanded its partnership with Kalsec® Inc. for distribution to the India and Bangladesh markets.  Kalsec® is a producer of spice and herb flavor extracts, natural colors and antioxidants for the food, beverage and pharmaceutical industries.   

“We are excited to begin introducing our customers in India and Bangladesh to the quality ingredients that Kalsec® is known for,” said Peter Kam, regional food director for Connell Brothers.  “Our strong partnership with Kalsec® has brought many business opportunities to both of our companies.  It is a partnership that we truly value and one that we look forward to continuing for years to come.” 

“Connell Brothers Company (India) Pvt. Ltd. is a very natural fit for Kalsec®. With their experience, dedication to customer service and market knowledge across the food and beverage industries, we are looking forward to developing new relationships in this highly dynamic and growing marketplace,” said Paul Filby, vice president of international business for Kalsec®.  

Connell Brothers Company (India) Pvt. Ltd. has office locations in Mumbai, Delhi, Bangalore, Ahmedabad, and Kolkata, India, and Dhaka, Bangladesh, with technical and sales networks across the region.  Just last year, Connell Brothers announced the opening of its new warehouse in Mumbai to accommodate its flourishing business in the region.  
The company operates in 17 countries across Asia-Pacific.  

Connell Brothers also has distribution agreements with Kalsec® in China, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam.  

For further information on the availability of Kalsec®’s ingredients in India or Bangladesh, please contact Peter Kam at  


About Connell Brothers  
Connell Brothers is a division of Wilbur-Ellis Company and is the largest marketer and distributor of specialty chemicals and industrial ingredients in Asia-Pacific. With over 100 years in Asia and a keen focus on technical service, customer support and quality control, Connell Brothers provides complete supply chain management from transportation, documentation, warehousing, and sales and distribution in 17 countries and in 37 offices located throughout Asia-Pacific. 
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About Kalsec 

Kalsec® is a privately held developer, producer and marketer of natural spice, herb and vegetable extracts for use in food, beverage and pharmaceutical applications. Selling and marketing in more than 70 countries worldwide, Kalsec® is dedicated to providing consistent and reliable products backed with unparalleled technical expertise. Founded in 1958, the company is headquartered in Kalamazoo, Michigan, with facilities in the United States, Europe and Asia. For more information, visit 

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