TURLOCK, CALIF. — Sensient Natural Ingredients LLC, a business unit of Sensient Technologies Corp., finalized a transaction to acquire New Mexico Chile Products, Inc., a dehydrated chili production facility in Deming, NM.

The facility processes capsicums and a variety of specialty chilies for commercial sale to food manufacturers, spice blenders and foodservice customers.

“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 Sensient Natural Ingredients. “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.”

Sensient Natural Ingredients is a supplier of dehydrated vegetable products and natural food ingredients. The company markets California-grown conventional and organic dehydrated onion, garlic and parsley as well as domestic and imported capsicums (paprika, chili pepper and chili powder) and varietals, including jalapeño, habanero, ancho, chipotle, guajillo, pasilla and hatch chilies.

“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,” Mr. Finete said.