1883
Joseph Maria Huber founds​ J.M. Huber​ Corporation as dry colors business​
1929
Kelco Company​ founded in​ San Diego,​ USA​
1934
As the foundation for Copenhagen Pectin, Danish entrepreneur Karl Pedersen begins his​ marmalade business ​in Copenhagen​
1944
CMC plant begins operations in Aanekoski, Finland
1947
Pedersen builds pectin plant in Lille​ Skensved, Denmark​
1950
Operation begins at pectin plant in Großenbrode, Germany
1954
Pectin plant opens in Limeira, Brazil
1959
Kelco launches world’s first commercial production of xanthan gum in San Diego, California, USA
1977
Biogums plant begins production in Okmulgee, Oklahoma, USA
1989
Copenhagen Pectin initiates effort to farm seaweed in​ Zanzibar, Tanzania, East Africa (CP Kelco is primary shareholder of Zanea Seaweed Co., Ltd.)​
1992
Gellan gum production begins in San Diego, California, USA
1997
Carrageenan manufacturing plant built in Cebu, The Phillipines
1998
Copenhagen Pectin expands Limeira plant
2000
Kelco merges with Copenhagen Pectin to form CP Kelco
2001
J.M. Huber Corporation acquires Noviant CMC​
2003
CP Kelco & Noviant both establish​ sales offices in Shanghai, China​
2004
J.M. Huber Corporation acquires​ CP Kelco​
2005
Noviant becomes part of CP Kelco​
2009
CP Kelco receives ECOCERT® validation on products for the personal care and cosmetics industries. CMC production begins at site in Taixing, China.
2010
CP Kelco announces LMA pectin facility​ expansion in Skensved, Denmark​
2011
KELCOGEL® gellan gum approved for use in organic foods and beverages by USDA​
2016
Expanded office and new laboratory​ opens in Dubai, United Arab Emirates​
2017
New peel processing plant opens in Matão, Brazil​