Company Overview

Good food and good food ideas

ACH is an indirect wholly-owned subsidiary of Associated British Foods (LON: ABF), a diversified international food, ingredient and retail group with global sales of $16.3 billion.  

At ACH Food Companies, Inc., we’re focused on brands that are #1 or #2 in their categories. In North America, we market, sell and manufacture a premier branded portfolio of cooking oils, spices and seasonings, baking ingredients and foodservice brands in the US, Canada, Puerto Rico and Mexico.

A cornerstone of ACH’s portfolio is cooking oils. ACH is one of the largest branded consumer oil manufacturers and marketers in North America, featuring Mazola®, the leading corn oil brand in the USA and Canada, and Capullo® canola oil, the leading premium canola oil brand in Mexico.

ACH is the second leading manufacturer and marketer of spices and seasonings in North America including Spice Islands®, Durkee®, Weber® Seasonings, Tone’s®, French’s®, and Patak’s® — the leading brand of Indian sauces, pastes and shelf-stable meals.

When it comes to baking, ACH features such trusted and loved brands as Fleischmann’s® yeast, Argo® corn starch and baking powder and Karo® corn syrup.

Our roots

ACH Food Companies, Inc. originated in 1995 when Associated British Foods purchased Kraft’s food ingredients business. That business, upon ABF's purchase, was named AC HUMKO (which later became ACH Food Companies, Inc.) was primarily focused on manufacturing and selling edible oils through commercial and food service channels. In the years that followed, ACH focused on building its consumer branded and foodservice customer bases.

In 2002, ACH acquired the Mazola®, Argo® & Kingsfords®, Karo®, Henri’s® and Golden Griddle® brands from Unilever.

In 2004, ACH grew substantially through the acquisitions of Tone Brothers, Inc, a leading national manufacturer of spices and seasonings. 

In 2005, ACH assumed responsibility for the consumer yeast business, Fleischmann's® Yeast.

In 2007, ACH assumed responsibility for the distribution of Patak's® Indian food products in the United States.  That same year, ACH acquired Unilever’s oil and baking brands in Mexico (Capullo®, Inca®, Karo® and Aladino®) which ultimately led to ACH establishing an independent company, Alimentos Capullo, which is headquartered in Mexico City.

In 2008, ACH entered into a joint venture with Archer Daniels Midland called Stratas Foods LLC. ACH combined its non-branded packaged oil business with that of ADM to create the commodity-based Foodservice and food ingredients oils businesses and private label oils, enabling the company to place greater strategic focus on branded consumer food products.

ACH is committed to growing organically through the innovation of its current brands and through acquisitions. Internally, focus is placed on recruiting and retaining the industry’s leading talent by offering employees a great place to work and providing enriching opportunities that enable employees to develop and expand their careers.