1989 -1999 (The First Decade)
Nealanders International Inc. is incorporated in 1989.
Nealanders develops the first heated plastic tote.
Principal Distribution Agreement is signed with TIC Gums for representation of gums and gum systems in the Canadian marketplace.
Principal Distribution Agreement is signed with predecessor to Stratas Foods (AC Humko) for representation of their fats and oil products in Canada.
Principal Distribution Agreement is signed with A.E. Staley (Tate & Lyle) for specialty starches and ingredients.
Nealanders establishes sales team in Quebec.
Principal Distribution Agreement is signed with Fonterra, world leader in milk proteins.
Nealanders moves headquarters to Mississauga, Ontario.
2000-2010 (The Second Decade)
Expansion into the western provinces, with local customer service and technical sales staff in British Columbia, allows Nealanders to become a Canada-wide distributor of food, pharmaceutical and personal care ingredients.
United States based Account Manager is hired to refocus activities in the US marketplace.
New facility in Montreal (Dorval) is commissioned to include local manufacturing and tote distribution in Quebec.
Birch Hill Equity Partners becomes a partner, allowing for future growth and acquisitions.
Acquisition of Acatris Canada (formerly known as Daminco Inc.) from the Royal Schouten Group of Holland allows expanding Nealanders capabilities in dough conditioners, release agents, antioxidants and bakery.
Principal Agreement signed with InterHealth for representation of their nutraceutical products in Canada.
Acquisition of Food Ingredients in Chicago, IL establishes a substantial presence in attractive new markets.
Corporate Headquarters expansion in Mississauga, ON is completed with the addition of 85,000 sq. ft, bringing together both the Acatris and Nealanders businesses under one roof.
Principal Agreement is signed with Briess Malt Ingredients for representation of their roasted grains, malt extracts, natural sweeteners, Insta-Grains and organic ingredients in US and Canada.
State of the art Warehouse Management System implemented in Mississauga facility.
Liquid storage and blending process equipment installed in Chicago facility provides for a fully operational manufacturing and distribution facility in the United States.
Focus on providing Wellness ingredients to our customer by signing Distribution Agreements with Salt-Rite, CinG-X, and Buderim Ginger.
Received Mississauga Board of Trade Employer of the Year Award.
Continued focus on Wellness ingredients leads to signing of Distribution Agreement with Ganedan Biotech for exclusive distribution rights to GanedenBC30™ in Canada.
Nealanders International Inc. was acquired by Caldic B.V. in October of 2012.