About us

Because we care

"We're committed to inspire solutions that help drive the efficiency and sustainability of our business partners and society at large."

Our purpose

For more than fifty years, Caldic has been helping customers to find the solutions they need to make their products excel in the market. We have evolved from our origins in base chemicals to offering specialty ingredients and solutions with high added value. Our innovative and sustainable solutions in life science and specialty chemicals for the food, pharma, personal care and industrial markets are available via our global network.

Our inspiring and customizable solutions create endless possibilities. And our commitment to care for both people and the planet ensures we support and instigate sustainable practices for our customers and principals as well as within the communities and spaces where we work. Learn more about our sustainable practices and credentials

Our heritage

Over the past 50 years, Caldic has transformed from a traditional trading company into a global solutions provider for the life science and industrial markets. When Joop van Caldenborgh established Caldic in 1970 as a chemical trading company, he laid the foundations for today’s international business, which delivers value-add solutions to the food, personal care, pharma, and industrial markets around the world.

Through a series of strategic acquisitions and mergers, alongside investments in state-of-the-art application and product testing labs, culinary innovation kitchens, cleanrooms for pharmaceutical solvents and the expansion of several of our offices and warehousing facilities, we are well positioned to continue on our growth journey, delivering inspiring solutions that help drive the efficiency and sustainability of our business partners and customers alike.

Our locations around the world

Across Europe, Latin America, North America and Asia Pacific, our approximately 4000 employees go the extra mile day in, day out, to deliver value-add solutions for our customers. Discover more about our locations, including contact details, markets covered and local office addresses. For details about our headquarters, see below.


At Caldic we are committed to delivering the highest standards in Quality, Health, Safety and Environment (QHSE). Because we care for our people and beyond, Safety is our number one priority. We firmly believe that we create value across the supply chain when we implement safe solutions, ensure and maintain a zero-incident workplace, and focus continually on the quality and sustainability of our products, our ingredients, our customer service and our people. All together our approach to QHSE matters for our future success.

From formulation to delivery, from ingredient to packing, from supplier to customer, we care about every detail of what we do. Because every detail is in our care.

Joining the Caldic organization

At Caldic, our strength lies in inspiring solutions to address our customers’ challenges in the food, pharmaceutical, personal care, and industrial formulation markets. 
To strengthen our solutions toolkit, we are actively looking out for new opportunities that can help increase our value-add in our target markets and geographies. Backed by an excellent track record of acquiring and successfully integrating more than 20 businesses in recent years, we are keen to explore new opportunities with companies equipped with an entrepreneurial spirit, strong solutions orientation, and excellence in liaising the interests between business partners from both supply and demand side. To find out more about the benefits of joining Caldic, please contact our M&A team.

Silvia Curcio I like working at Caldic because every day is different and dynamic.
Diederik Derksen Caldic is a unique organization with lots of personal contact on all levels. In this way, we can really develop ourselves.
Jennifer Flear Being responsible for purchasing, sales and dealing with the daily administration of the filling station makes my job extremely varied.
Nicholas Veale I enjoy my role as Product Manager as it gives me the opportunity to work with many innovative products and suppliers.
Barbara Sarghat My work at Caldic is very dynamic, very diverse and very motivating.

Careers at Caldic

Are you looking to develop your career in a global solutions company?

Our growing and diverse organization offers exciting opportunities in various locations. And because we care about your progression at Caldic, you’ll get the opportunity to develop yourself whether through our unique Sales Academy or accessing further training opportunities. Find out more about our culture, our people and latest job opportunities.