Since Joop van Caldenborgh established Caldic in 1970, the company has shown consistent growth. From its modest beginnings as a chemicals trader, Caldic has become a global player engaged in the production, distribution and development of chemicals, food ingredients, and components for energy and power transmission.
With full commitment and together with all colleagues we will further build on this strong foundation and continue the current direction of the company in the future, pursuing our goal of greater long-term profitability while aligning our commercial objectives and internal processes to meet customer demands. And in those efforts we will succeed because we are backed up by a tremendous team of talented colleagues.
“We act like a bridge between Chinese suppliers and our colleagues, making communication as easy as possible.”
As a full-service distributor we make every effort to align ourselves with our customers and suppliers and to meet their needs. In order to illustrate the striking resonance of this year’s Aligned theme, we are sharing some of our highlights of the past year.
In 2017 we continued soil remediation activities, committed ourselves to RSPO on holding level due to change of statutes, continued our activities linked to REACH and prepared for the General Data Protection Regulation.
In the late summer of 2017, Caldic Italia opened up a new facility in Origgio. The move was necessitated by the significant growth the company has achieved over the last few years.
2017 was also the year in which Caldic UK Limited reached an agreement to acquire Elastomerics Limited, a prominent specialty chemicals distributor based in Macclesfield, England.
The old machine was insufficient to meet the overall brake fluid demand we were dealing with, so during the course of last year an ultra-modern brake fluid line was fully commissioned.
In the hub of the industrial activity zone of Los Angeles, this warehouse is supported by local customer service and allows for just-in-time delivery of products to our West Coast customers.
With these upgrades, we have increased the capacity at our Caldic Canada’s Mississauga head office to manufacture more custom-tailored solutions, enhanced overall customer service and created allergen-free production areas.
“With the IT landscape evolving at a faster rate than ever, there are intriguing new opportunities on the horizon.”
Caldic is both a distributor and a producer of industrial chemicals, drawing on years of experience and know-how to serve a very broad range of customers and markets in sectors such as Coatings & Construction, Plastics, Rubber, Oil, Gas, Air, Water Treatment, and Process Chemicals.
Handling biocidal products requires the right set of competencies. We have therefore appointed a specialized and dedicated in-house biocides team and elected to enter into new strategic partnerships with reliable partners.
CREATE is a 48-month project supported by the European Union that aims to address the energy consumption challenge by developing a compact heat storage module. Caldic supplied salt in the optimal shape.
“You get this great sense of satisfaction for the work you have accomplished together with your team.”
Around the world, we serve as a bridge linking supply of and demand for pharmaceutical ingredients and services. In 2017 we attended CPhI, where we showed how we cover the entire supply chain by providing our customers with pharmaceuticals and services.
We reached a new milestone when we obtained our API registration in the Netherlands, and by aligning our strategy we stimulated an even closer collaboration among our various European Pharma divisions.
At Caldic Italia, we continued our successful Personal Care strategy with a focus on valuable treated pigments. These are made by combining organic and inorganic basic colors that are treated on their surfaces.
For years we have been operating two clean rooms, and are excited to welcome another one in the course of 2018. An important step toward the expansion of our activities in Pharma.
“I really liked the idea of a traineeship and the possibility to further develop myself within the company.”
Thanks to our in-house labs, test kitchens, production facilities, extensive market and application know-how and strong partnerships we have seen our Food business grow substantially over the last years.
In order to create awareness among nutritional companies, a consortium was established to develop products that help prevent malnutrition among elderly people. Caldic supplied the necessary nutrients and offered support.
In North America we’ve developed several core product groups to address the needs of the baking industry while aligning with global food market trends and appealing to our customers’ key decision makers.
Our cooperation with a major Northern European ice cream manufacturer is the classic example of how to forge a strong partnership. A long-term business relationship with a deep understanding of our customer’s business.
“I like helping people in various situations and finding solutions for the business and its staff.”
At Caldic Techniek, we’ve invested in the efficiency of our production process with the installation of two advanced machines and entered into a distribution agreement with a producer of permanent magnet alternators.
We’ve invested in the efficiency of our production process with the installation of two new, highly advanced machines that have given us greater overall flexibility and higher quality, resulting in a larger output.
We have responded to market trends by entering into a distribution agreement with RFL Alternators Pty Ltd, a producer of high quality permanent magnet alternators for the power generation industry.
“The daily challenges require a great deal of improvisational skill, motivation, and cooperation from colleagues in all departments.”