About Hero

How Good For You Gets Done

Our expertise is in managing all of the details, start-to-finish, to deliver the ingredients you need.

Starting with our relationships with the best growers around the world, through our industry-leading production facility right here in the U.S., guided by the unmatched longevity and expertise of our team, and committing to our YES approach that drives surprising flexibility, we partner with you, delivering the ingredients you need to make your recipe a reality, deliver an end product worthy of your brand, and exceed your customers’ expectations.

That’s what we do. It’s who we are. And it’s at the core of the Silva good-for-you promise.

A History of Excellence


Silva USA was established as a marketing arm for the Silva European Group of companies.


Silva International becomes a separate U.S. company, being incorporated in the state of Illinois.


A global sourcing program is established as a cooperative with Silva International and our affiliates in Europe.


Silva International opens our first processing facility in Momence, Illinois.


A new warehouse and distribution center is completed, also in Momence.


Silva opens a joint venture farming and dehydration facility in Qingdao Haiwang, China.


An expansion to our warehouse/distribution center was created, building three additional, high-capacity production lines. Silva now is running with 12 processing lines at our facilities in Momence to enhance our capacity and add the latest in quality control technology.


A Quality Control office is established Qingdao City, China to effectively administer our quality control programs, monitoring our raw material, and field management.


Steam sterilization capabilities are added as a part of our production facility.


Expansion of our existing warehouse and distribution building, doubling the size of the building to meet current demands.


Three new multi-story production lines are added for additional capacity and efficiency.


An acquisition is completed for Silva to become a part of Universal Global Ventures, a plant-based ingredient platform and group of companies. This exciting acquisition uniquely aligns Silva for continued growth opportunities, as a company and for our customers. A business move that allows for continued future strategic planning within our global organization.


Silva completes another production expansion at our Illinois facility. This new addition includes an infrared treatment process line for our ingredients, utilizing another all-natural treatment technology that will be a complement to our existing steam sterilization process. Also within this new facility expansion are additional cleaning and cutting production lines, adding more capacity for our customers, and future growth plans.

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A Global Procurement Strategy

Universal Corporation—the leading global leaf tobacco supplier with a more than 100-year agricultural-based history—is committed to upholding Silva’s culture and mission, while providing opportunities for collaboration and growth. As part of the acquisition, Silva is able to leverage the resources and scale that Universal offers as a company with a global presence. Additionally, the Universal Global Ventures platform, of which Silva is a part, creates more opportunities and development around plant-based ingredients.

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At every step, we’re making sure that the decisions we make and the ingredients we deliver will produce results that are good for you and your brand.

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