Sensient Technologies invests $400k in Kingston expansion

Members from Sensient Colors Canada and the Kingston Economic Development Corporation at the Sensient Food Colors Canada facility. Photo via Sensient Technologies Corporation.

On Monday, Oct. 17, 2022, Sensient Technologies Corporation announced the expansion of Sensient’s natural colour production capabilities at the company’s River Street facility here in Kingston.

According to a release from the company, Sensient invested more than $400,000 in advanced natural colour dispersion equipment to meet the growing demand for higher-performing natural colours.

“The expansion in Kingston allows Sensient to further strengthen its natural colour capabilities, and better serve key end markets including bakery, ice cream, confectionary categories in North America. Our Kingston site was the logical choice for this investment because of the high skill level and flexibility of our production team,” stated Mike Geraghty, President of Sensient Colors.

Sensient Technologies Corporation is a leading global manufacturer and marketer of colours, flavours, and other specialty ingredients, headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. According to the release, Sensient uses advanced technologies and robust global supply chain capabilities to develop specialized solutions for food and beverages, as well as products that serve the pharmaceutical, nutraceutical, cosmetic, and personal care industries. Sensient’s customers range in size from small entrepreneurial businesses to major international manufacturers representing some of the world’s best-known brands.

This expansion will see the company adding new jobs over several phases to support growing production. Over the past three years, Sensient has doubled production volume at its Kingston site, and services food manufacturers across Canada and the United States, according to the release. The new production line expands Sensient’s leading portfolio of natural colour dispersions, especially vibrant blues and greens.

Sensient Colors Canada and the Kingston Economic Development Corporation celebrated the commissioning of the new production line with a formal ribbon cutting at the Sensient Food Colors Canada facility.

Ribbon cutting ceremony at the Rivier Street facility. Photo via Sensient Technologies Corporation.

“It has been rewarding to watch Sensient establish a strong presence in Kingston and continue to grow and increase their workforce,” said Donna Gillespie, CEO of Kingston Economic Development Corporation. “This expansion marks a milestone for Kingston’s thriving food processing sector and we will continue to support their growth and success in Kingston.”

Learn more about Sensient Technologies Corporation on their website.

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