Puratos Corp.

2017 Ovation Awards


Puratos Corp.

5000 70th Ave., Kenosha
Industry: Food and beverage
Employees: 79


A talented workforce and an ability to innovate are driving the growth at Puratos Corp. in Kenosha.

The facility houses the U.S. chocolate production operations for the Belgium-based business.

“We have an unmatched dedication to quality, innovation and customer service,” said Leonard Booth, site manager for Puratos in Kenosha. “Whatever our customers need, we approach the challenge with a high level of efficiency and experience.”

In the past few years, the company has successfully executed a range of clean label products and also converted its compound chocolate range to 100 percent sustainable – two factors that have played into the company’s growth.

Puratos offers a full range of innovative products, raw materials and application expertise to the bakery, patisserie and chocolate sectors globally.

The original company was founded in 1919 in Brussels, Belgium and today has products and services available in more than 100 countries around the world, usually via local subsidiaries like the facility in Kenosha, Booth said.

He credits the success of the company to its people.

“Our success is the result of an employee base that is highly engaged and passionate about what they do,” Booth said.

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