About Us

We give “oleochemicals” new meaning.

Acme-Hardesty began more than 70 years ago. As a division of Jacob Stern and Sons, we’re built upon an even longer history of innovation and growth.

Today we’ve evolved into one of the largest distributors of castor oils and derivatives, palm derivatives, preservatives and surfactants—as well as a full range of renewable palm-based glycerine, fatty acids and fatty alcohols.

We see ourselves as the bridge that connects suppliers in far away places with customers in North America. And as a pipeline—one that brings essential materials, needed by thousands of manufacturers, to create products that make life better for millions of consumers worldwide.

We’re even expanding our [core] product line while developing renewable, bio-based solutions for the future.

When you look at things that way, “oleochemicals” takes on a whole new meaning.

And maybe that’s really what sets us apart. Because for everyone at Acme-Hardesty, it’s about more than simply what we do—it’s about the way we do it—one company, guided by principle and driven by a passion to serve our customers better, each and every day.

logo_rspo_13165Acme-Hardesty is a member of the RSPO
(Roundtable of Sustainable Palm Oil).