Natural and Nature-Identical Food Colourings
Originally established 1899 in Hamburg, Germany, by Oscar Ringe, the company initially specialized in the production of bacterial cultures for the dairy industry. Soon thereafter, the company started to market natural food colourings, which were at first used exclusively in dairy products. Market under the brandname ERKA Ringe+Kuhlmann today produces food colourings for a virtually unlimited range of products.
Ringe+Kuhlmann is still a completely independent company. Customers in more than 30 countries throughout the world have come to rely on the experience and expertise, capacity for innovation and service of Ringe+Kuhlmann. Ringe+Kuhlmann creates innovative, new natural colour compositions tailored to the products of the company’s customers worldwide. Ringe+Kuhlmann has been certified according to ISO 9001 without interruption since 1994 and complies with HACCP principles (Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point).
The ERKA Colour Guide is a tool consisting of over 130 standard colour cards that show you the palette of possibilities that ERKA colourings offer. In addition to standard colours, it is of course possible to create any desired tone in a wide variety of different basic combinations.
Ringe+Kuhlmann maintains its own state-of-the art laboratory. Experienced specialists are able to develop optimum process-specific colour compositions for virtually any production scenario.
Because food processors want a competent local point of contact, over the decades, Ringe+Kuhlmann has built up an extensive network of customer support representatives throughout the world. Our representatives are thoroughly familiar with the needs of their local markets. They regularly provide effective and helpful support and if desired they can also maintain an ERKA consignment inventory.