CIECH and Cargill announce an agreement to market food-grade salt in Europe

CIECH Group - one of the largest manufacturers of evaporated salt in Europe and Cargill, a global leader in the production and sale of salt, announced an agreement for the sale and distribution of food grade salt through CIECH’s facilities in Stassfurt, Germany and Janikowo, Poland.


The collaboration with Cargill comes during a period of gradual production expansion at the Stassfurt plant, with a target production capacity of 450.000 a year. 


“This is an important stage in the development of our salt business as we are leveraging the  extensive experience of Cargill to bring cutting-edge evaporated salt to  the European market,” said Philipp Kley, CIECH Group’s Director of the Business Unit Salt.


The move complements Cargill's existing range of food ingredients and specialty salts in Europe. 


“We’ve been in the salt business in North America for more than 60 years, a legacy that gives us ample experience of providing technical expertise to customers looking to formulate foods with this foundational ingredient,” said Sonya Roberts, President of Cargill’s salt business. 


Cargill is a leading supplier of food-grade salt and sodium solutions in North America, where it operates salt production facilities in both the U.S. and the Caribbean. The food grade evaporated salts supplied by CIECH, will be combined with Cargill’s industry-leading portfolio of specialty food salts (Alberger®, Premier™, Micro-sized, and Potassium Pro®). By teaming up with CIECH, through their facilities in Janikowo, Poland and Stassfurt, Germany, Cargill can now provide access to a full range of specialty and evaporated food salt solutions to European food manufacturers.


The CIECH Group is the largest manufacturer of evaporated salt in Poland. The production capacity of its Janikowo plant in Kujawy reaches 500 thousand tonnes of salt per year. The factory's product range includes, among others, table salt, salt tablets for water treatment, as well as salt granulate. Apart from Poland, salt from Janikowo is also exported to the countries of Central Europe and Scandinavia.


Since 2021, a second production plant has been operating as part of the CIECH salt business, located in the German town of Stassfurt. Its target production capacity is 450 thousand tonnes, and the range of its products includes, among others, salt tablets, table salt, and in the future also pharmaceutical grade salt. 



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CIECH is an international developing chemical group with a strong position on global markets. It is the second largest manufacturer of sodium carbonate and sodium bicarbonate in the European Union, the largest manufacturer of evaporated salt in Poland, the largest supplier of sodium silicates in Europe, the largest Polish manufacturer of plant protection products, and a leading producer of polyurethane foams in Poland. Its factories are located in Poland, Germany and Romania, and it employs over 3,000 people throughout the EU. 


Since 2005, CIECH S.A. has been listed on the Warsaw Stock Exchange, and since 2016, simultaneously, on one of the largest stock exchanges in Europe - Börse Frankfurt. The development of the Group is supported by its strategic investor – Kulczyk Investments.


As one of the largest Polish exporters, CIECH ships its goods to almost each continent. They are used to manufacture products necessary in the everyday life of millions of people around the world. That is why the Group is a crucial element of numerous sectors of the economy – construction, automotive, agriculture, chemical, food and pharmaceutical industries.


CIECH combines a modern business approach and care for sustainable development. Since 2020, it has been a member of the United Nations Global Compact - the world's largest initiative that brings together socially, environmentally and economically responsible businesses.


Since 2021, CIECH has been consistently implementing its ESG Strategy, which includes eight commitments in the field of climate policy, social relations and corporate governance.


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