For over 60 years, Red Arrow has been the leader in Condensed Natural Smoke manufacture and application. Our experience and knowledge are unmatched. We continue to explore smoke innovation to provide a wider variety of flavor nuances, color outcomes and performance expectations to customers globally in the meat and food industry around the world.

Not only do we provide Condensed Natural Smokes and Traditionally Smoked Ingredients. but we follow through and provide application equipment and technical service to support your ongoing use of our product.

In addition to smokes, Red Arrow offers Authentic Grills, Cooking Method Flavors and Browning Solutions. A skilled culinary and research and development team will work with your team to suggest the right flavor or craft a customized answer to your needs.

Our products and services are available worldwide through our network of technically trained, in-country distributors and Red Arrow International staff.


In 1958, Dr. Clifford Hollenbeck created and later patented the process of producing smoke flavoring by burning hardwood sawdust and capturing the flavorful wood smoke components in water. Soon, there was significant commercial interest in Condensed Natural Smoke™, and the Red Arrow company was born. The name was chosen in honor of the 32nd Red Arrow Infantry Brigade, made up of members from Wisconsin and Michigan.

From the early 1960s through the 1990s, Red Arrow furthered its research and development and gained national and international recognition for its smoke and grill technologies. In the late 1990s, the company expanded its expertise, leading to the development of Cooking Method Flavors™ that emulate the tastes created from roasting, frying, sautéing and grilling.

Red Arrow was purchased by Kerry in 2015. Red Arrow continues its tradition of innovation and technology with revolutionary product development and flavor customization to meet the various needs of today’s manufacturers and end consumers.