Rosemont, Ill.-based Batory Foods, a distributor of commodity and specialty food ingredients, said it acquired DMH Ingredients, a food and beverage ingredients distributor, along with its sister company, Naturestock Foods. The acquisition strengthens Batory Foods’ commitment to providing best-possible customer service and to continuously growing its ingredients portfolio.

Since 1991, Libertyville, Ill.-based DMH Ingredients has been a supplier of niche ingredients for the food, beverage and pharmaceutical industries. The company’s expansive list of offerings includes high-intensity and alternative sweeteners, soluble tea and coffee, dehydrated fruits and vegetables and glycerin. DMH also offers various specialty lines, including SinoSweet, Techno sucralose, Silva dehydrated fruits and vegetables, matcha green tea powder by AIYA from Japan, Purefruit monk fruit powder and concentrate, and many others. Notably, DMH is also the exclusive North American distributor for Rooibos tea, a red tea from South Africa widely distributed through national foodservice retailers, Batory Foods said.

The acquisition will enhance and expand Batory Foods’ ingredients portfolio, allowing for even greater access to high-quality imports through DMH’s existing relationships. In doing so, the transaction will help Batory Foods deepen its position with several existing customers, and offer potential for new customers in a variety of food and beverage niches, the company said.

“Over the past 20 years, DMH has worked diligently to develop a strong and prosperous partnership with Batory Foods,” said Tom Hatch, principal/vice president at DMH Ingredients, Inc. “Our years of successful collaboration and shared core values made Batory a natural choice to take on the high-quality product and service our customers have come to expect. We are looking forward to continued growth and success for our longtime customers, suppliers and dedicated employees as we strengthen our overall position in the marketplace with Batory.”

According to Batory Foods, Hatch and many other key members of DMH have accepted positions at Batory Foods, ensuring continuity and a smooth transition for DMH customers and vendors.