Silva’s Commitment to Excellence in 2017
Here we are at the end of another year. There’s something about the way we mark the days and the years that just seems to naturally produce a time of reflection for most people. Some of us make resolutions or renewed commitments to living in certain ways. And, unfortunately, most of us break those resolutions within a few days or weeks.
Here at Silva, we have five ways that we talk about who we are and what we do … and most importantly how we do what we do. These things are at the core of who we are and they will never change.
Experience. The Difference.
For more than 35 years, Silva has been providing dehydrated vegetable, herb, and select fruit ingredients to the food industry. Five of our key positions have over 100 years combined experience in this industry. This combination gives us insight, consistency, and continuity that are integral to who we are.
Commitment. Field to Finish.
Our commitment begins in the growing fields with our global partners, working hands-on with the farmers. We're tenaciously committed to what we do, staying involved at every step along the way—in some cases, starting even before a single seed is planted. We bring that same level of commitment to every step between the field and the finished product.
Quality. Beyond Assurance.
Quality is the foundation for all we do. We can only deliver the best products because we work with the best raw material. We have a unique relationship with our partners that ensures quality control, managed costs, and fresh, high quality material. And, we’re continually making improvements and initiating new procedures whenever new challenges arise.
Technology. At Work for You.
Whatever you need, we have the technology and skill to provide it. We’ve invested in the latest food safety and quality control equipment available for our ingredient category, from fumigation to specialized laser sorting to x-ray detection to name just a few—and we're in the process of adding on to our main production facility in Momence, Illinois, right now! This technology has increased our capabilities and offerings, creating endless possibilities. Steam sterilization, cutting, milling, everything we need to deliver the bulk food products you need.
Confidence. In the Process.
Our goal is that our experience, commitment, quality assurance, and technology deliver the dehydrated ingredients you’re looking for … but more importantly … that those things ultimately deliver confidence. We want each of our customers to have confidence in the products we deliver—that they will meet your high standards and make your job easier.
During this holiday season, we want to wish all of you a Happy New Year. And, we wanted to take just a moment to remind you that we’re looking forward to another great year in 2017, delivering the highest quality ingredients for all of your needs … and … confidence in the process.