Turlock, CA—Sensient Natural Ingredients (SNI) has finalized a transaction to acquire New Mexico Chili Products, a dehydrated chili production facility in Deming, NM, which processes capsicums and a variety of specialty chiles for commercial sale to CPG food manufacturers, spice blenders, and foodservice customers, according to a press release.

“This initial acquisition aligns with our long-term business strategy to advance our leadership position in select growth categories as well as fortify our robust supply chain,” said Michael Finete, General Manager at SNI, in the press release. “This is also an opportunity to better service our customers and satisfy the food industry’s increased demand for on-trend, value-added, natural and organic ingredients that are sustainably sourced and traceable from farm to fork.”

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SNI is the business unit of Sensient Technologies Corporation and markets California-grown dehydrated onion, garlic, and parsley, as well as domestic and imported capsicums and chili.

“We aspire to build equally strong and enduring relationships with the respected growers in New Mexico as we invest in and support the Deming community in The Land of Enchantment,” said Finete. “The strategically-located facility not only provides incremental capacity for our growing business, but also enables us to broaden our chili portfolio of products to offer bold flavor solutions to our customers.”