Robertet targets UK growth with acquisition

By Oliver Morrison

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The France-based flavour and fragrance company has announced the acquisition of Omega Ingredients, which makes provenance driven, natural flavours and ingredients for the food and beverage industry.

Robertet Group’s said the investment reaffirms its determination to strengthen its leadership in natural flavour solutions by reinforcing its presence in the UK market.

It will also create new synergies within the group to better address new emerging customers clearly identified for future growth, it said, adding that Omega Ingredients will benefit from Robertet’s expertise and creativity in naturals, to enhance all the values that made Omega so unique and successful.

Olivier Maubert, Head of Flavor and Health & Beauty Divisions, Robertet said: “We are proud to welcome Omega Ingredients into the Robertet family. We share the same passion for natural products with a common concern for the future of the planet. Omega will add their unique approach complementing the creativity of Robertet. We are impressed by the motivation and dedication of their team, very aligned with the original values of Robertet. This acquisition will help consolidate our leadership in natural flavours and stren­gthen the group’s position in the UK and in other markets where Omega has a good presence.”

Founded in 1850 in Grasse, France Today, Robertet is present in over 50 countries and has approximatively 2 000 employees world­wide.

Omega Ingredients was set up in 2001 with a focus on creating natural ingredients thanks to founder and CEO Steve Pearce’s expertise in biochemistry. Its products include natural sweeteners, flavours and extracts and are represented in every major supermarket in the UK.

“Omega Ingredients is excited to begin the next chapter of its history as part of the Robertet Group,”​ said Pearce.  “We share the same passion for naturals and products of excellence, the same vision with our CSR policies and of a strongly integrated sourcing of natural flavors and extracts. We are looking forward to contributing to Robertet’s vision and growth.”

Last August, Robertet announced the acquisition of a majority stake of Astier Demarest, a family business founded in 1880 in Grasse specialized in the sourcing and distribution of raw materials for perfumery, cosmetics, aromatherapy and food flavouring sectors.

It said this investment reaffirmed the Group’s determination to remain the world leader in aromatic ingredients and strengthens its competitive edge in sustainable sourcing of natural products.

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