We’re a family. Anna (the daughter) tells the beginning.
Our corporate story begins with Luis C. Lovis (from here on will be referred to as “my Dad”) and Pennwalt Corporation. As the general manager of international operations for the flour milling division, my Dad was already long established in the flour milling industry. In 1980, when Pennwalt reorganized the Chicago operation, a mutual agreement was made with my Dad; to incorporate and become established with the assistance of Pennwalt Corporation. The purpose: Equichem International, Inc. was to fulfill a need for Pennwalt; to be the exclusive representative for Pennwalt’s flour milling additive products in the global international marketplace. This successful partnership continued until 1985, when Pennwalt sold operations to what was then known as Elf Atochem North America.
Today we remain headquartered in the Chicago area and still fulfill a need for the flour milling industry… and now the bakery… and now the beverage industries as well.
We are a Partner in Food Development. We are creative. We provide the food developers of the world the ingredient resources to be creative in their work.
How? By producing the exact products your creation needs …
- treat cereal flour properly to condition it for the right food production
- make your bakery product look, feel and bake just right
- enrich your flour, bakery and beverage product with desired vitamins and minerals
90% of our products are custom made (meaning the formula and product is for your own production) – We let your creativity take the lead and connect you with the right ingredients to make the final product what you want it to be.
Long standing customer relationships allow us to easily address fluctuating market trends and manufacturing challenges.
We are a link for your R&D strategy.
It is our pleasure to be a part of the food supply of the world.