Savoury Systems International Awards HORN with Distribution Partnership in the Western U.S.

HORN Expands Product Line and Provides Broader Technical Sales Support for SSI

LA MIRADA, Calif. and BRANCHBURG, N.J. – October 17, 2016 – HORN, North America’s premier distributor of specialty ingredients, today announced it has earned a distribution agreement with Savoury Systems International (SSI), a leader in the savory enhancement industry. Effective Oct. 1, HORN is now the sole agent and distributor for SSI in the Western U.S.

“HORN’s industry reputation is impeccable and the decision to enter into a partnership with its seasoned sales team is timely as SSI seeks to further expand our footprint in the West,” said Kevin McDermott, vice president and director, SSI Sales. “This partnership provides SSI with broader technical sales and logistics support to better serve our target markets; and opens mutually beneficial business opportunities for both parties.”

SSI’s robust portfolio includes an extensive line of non-GMO hydrolyzed vegetable proteins (HVPs), savory yeast extracts, yeast-based flavors, organic ingredients and other flavor enhancers that match the amino acid profile of food products to improve their flavor profile.

“Adding SSI to our list of best-in-class principal suppliers provides value-added capabilities that complement our current product offering,” said Jacqueline Grisotti, vice president, HORN FoodTech. “SSI’s shrewd product line caters to market demands for claim-friendly, clean label, non-GMO, natural and low-sodium ingredients that perfectly align with our business units’ strategy to broaden our proficiencies in serving food technologists focused on savory and meats applications. The support team at SSI has already proven to be an ideal partner and we are thrilled about the future of this new collaboration.”

The current territories under this new partnership include the states of Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington and Wyoming.

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About HORN

Established in 1961 as The E.T. HORN Company, HORN is one of North America’s premier distributors of specialty ingredients, chemicals and raw materials. Originally founded as a specialty chemical distributor, HORN remains an entrepreneurial-driven company with a team of technically-expert and trained professionals. Headquartered in La Mirada, Calif., its specialized market segments encompass six distinct distribution business units: FoodTech, Nutraceuticals, Animal Wellness, Advanced Materials, Coatings and Building Materials and Care Elements

For more than 50 years, HORN’s entrepreneurial approach to customer service embraces challenge and opens opportunities to reinvent and improve on traditional business models. HORN ranks in the ICIS Top 10 list of North America Chemical Distribution Leaders and is an employee-owned/ESOP company.

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About Savoury Systems International

Savoury Systems International (SSI) has been a leader in the savory enhancement industry since 1997. Founded by Dave Adams, SSI is led by a team with more than 100 years of collective experience and specializes in yeast extracts for savory flavor enhancement, and formulates custom blends in its in-house laboratory. Based in Branchburg, N.J., SSI brings best-in-industry service and selection to the savory flavors sector. Visit to learn more.