Incorporated in 1971, Flavorchem Corporation is a privately-held business that is financially strong and debt-free with good access to capital. We exhibit consistent annual revenue growth and have expanded our personnel base by over 34% in the past five years alone. Our business approach is centered on a commitment to strategically growing market share through sound investment in our employees, facilities, and technology.

Why Flavorchem?

  • Diverse portfolio of products and manufacturing capabilities
  • Custom product solutions and services
  • Low minimum order requirements
  • Competitive pricing
  • We hold the highest levels of foods safety and quality certifications
  • Responsive and flexible
  • Manufacturing of two U.S. Plants, offering customers logistical advantages and provide for contingency
  • International manufacturing sites (Europe/Asia)

Mission Statement

Our mission is to create memorable sensory experiences. Our strength lies in a foundation built on unsurpassed service joined with a focused Quality approach in all facets of operations.


Flavorchem has a rich history rooted in strong family ties and a passion for chemistry. Salvatore Sprovieri, Flavorchem’s founder, graduated from DePaul University with a BS in Chemistry. He worked in the food ingredient industry for 20 years before founding Flavorchem in 1971. The company originally operated out of a small building in Bellwood, Illinois and initially focused on flavored syrups for the restaurant industry.

Flavorchem moved to Downers Grove, IL in 1982, where we still reside today. Our Illinois location has expanded to a sprawling 215,000 square foot, 8 building campus. The opening of our west coast operation in 1996 improved our distribution network and expanded our competencies to include distillation and spray drying.

Through the years, the heart of our business has been our talented, dedicated employees. They hold themselves to the highest standards, and have been and continue to be the driving force behind our growth and success. Flavorchem’s employees also uphold the highest standards for our customers, and are committed to our pledge of delivering safe, high-Quality products and services to you.


  • 1974: PAV Labs
  • 1978: Gustafson Lab
  • 1983: Orchid Labs
  • 1992: Flurostat
  • 1993: Atmospherix
  • 2003: Global Aromatics
  • 2004: Fragrance division of US Flavors & Fragrances
  • 2011: Marnap Industries
  • 2015: Acquisition of Hungarian Flavour and Colour Manufacturer