Frutarom – www.frutarom.com
Established in 1933, Frutarom Palestine Ltd., as it was initially known, combined the cultivation of aromatic plants and flowers with the extraction and distillation of flavors, fine ingredients and essential oils. The company’s foundation was promoted by Professor Haim Weizman, the first President of the State of Israel and a known chemist.
In 1952, the Company’s assets were purchased by Electrochemical Industries (1952) Ltd. (“EIL”), an Israel-based industrial chemicals manufacturer, resulting in Frutarom becoming a division of EIL.
In 1973, ICC Industries, an international industrial holding company based in the United States, acquired ownership of EIL.
In May 1996, the Company was spun off from EIL, becoming a public company listed on the TASE. ICC Industries remained its controlling shareholder following the spin off.
The Company was added to the TA100 Index of the TASE on 1 January, 2003 and in 2005 became listed on the London Stock Exchange.
During the mid-1980s, Frutarom came under new management and adopted a strategy aimed at increasing the Company’s operations worldwide, in order to become a major multinational flavor and fine ingredients company.
In the late 1980s, Frutarom made a strategic decision to expand its growth through acquisitions.
In 2006 Frutarom achieved an impressive milestone and became one of the 10 largest global flavor & fragrance companies.
Grau aromatics – www.grau-aromatics.de
In the year 1891 Heinrich Grau and August Locher founded the Chemical Factory “Grau & Locher” in Schwäbisch Gmünd, at that time located in rented premises. In 1897 however, a new factory could already be built on own ground in Bismarckstreet. The main line were chemotechnical products like dubbin, shoe polish, floor polish, soap powder and insecticides.
After the First World War and the hard years of the inflation the brothers Waldemar and Leonhard Grau took over and the firm’s name was changed into “Gebrüder Grau & Co.”. Besides the chemotechnical products some cosmetic products were added to the line. At the end of World War II for instance they brought out the first german foam bath in 1946.
With Heinz Grau the third generation followed in the management of the firm in 1958. Being a chemist himself, Heinz Grau soon recognized that the firm’s future lay more in the field of raw materials than of finished products. Emulsifiers were developped for perfumery and cosmetics, then herbal extracts and active substances, and in the 1950s the production of fragrance-chemicals, perfumery specialities and flavour-chemicals began.
In 1979 the firm’s name was changed into “GRAU AROMATICS GmbH & Co. KG”, considering the great importance aroma chemicals had now for the fragrance and perfumery industry.
In January 2003 the nephew of Heinz Grau, Markus Grimminger, joined the company as partner and managing director.
GRAU AROMATICS accepts the challenge and recommends itself as a reliable supplier for the perfumery, fragrance, cosmetic, soap and detergent industry. A worldwide network of representatives is at our customers’ disposal for an excellent service and to meet all requirements of the market.
GRAU AROMATICS is well prepared for the future with creativity, innovation, modern equipment, first class analytics, high flexibility and excellent service to achieve total cutomer satisfaction.
The company is certified ISO 9001:2015, and applies the HACCP approach.
Sensient – www.sensient.com
Sensient Technologies Corporation: More than 130 years of industry leadership
Sensient began in 1882 as Meadow Springs Distillery, a maker of whiskey and gin. In 1919, Prohibition threatened the company’s existence. Fortunately, Meadow Springs already had created a business selling yeast; it was packaging the product under the brand Red Star Yeast. Accordingly, the distillery changed its name to Red Star Yeast & Products Company.
During the 1960s, Red Star Yeast evolved from a single-product line producer to a highly diversified food company and changed its name to Universal Foods to emphasize its planned growth in operations. Universal Foods became a member of the New York Stock Exchange in 1977 and remains a member under the ticker symbol SXT. However, as a producer of commodity products, including yeast, frozen potatoes and bulk cheese, Universal Foods had limited growth opportunities.
In 2000, Universal Foods changed its name to Sensient Technologies to reflect its expanded focus, It sold Red Star Yeast in 2001 as part of a strategy to divest itself of unprofitable commodity businesses.
Sensient is a global developer and marketer of high-performance, technology-based color, flavor and fragrance systems. They operate from 75 locations in 35 countries, serving customers in more than 150 nations and generating annual revenues that surpass $1.5 billion.
Sensient continues to serve the food and beverage industries as a leading supplier of advanced technologies that help theirs customers bring natural and artificial flavors and colors to their products. In addition to the traditional food and beverage markets they supply manufacturers in the following industries:
- Cosmetic Ingredients
- Food and Beverage Colors
- Pharmaceutical Excipients
- Industrial Inks
These global businesses all provide opportunities for long-term, sustainable growth.
They have overcome many hurdles in our long history to become who we are today. They bridge to a new era with state-of-the-art production facilities and an ever-expanding team of highly educated industry specialists, coming from some of the largest companies across the globe.