Following the health crisis, IES Ingredients’ business has picked up considerably, resulting in a 30% increase in sales in 2021 (vs -14% in 2020). "This increase can certainly be explained by consumer’s need to indulge after the restrictive periods caused by the health crisis," emphasises Noël Poinsignon, Deputy Managing Director of IES Ingredients.
A storage area of 1,350 square metres
IES Ingredients is a major player in the distribution of cosmetic and aromatic materials with a range of 650 raw ingredients, including 200 natural ingredients, available for delivery in 24 to 48 hours in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
By increasing fivefold its storage area with the creation of its new site, IES Ingredients ensures that it can continue to satisfy its customers despite a complicated context. "Multiplying our storage area allows us to deal with unforeseen events, to prevent raw material shortages and ensure continuity of availability for our customers," explains Noël Poinsignon on the occasion of the site’s inauguration. IES will also open an office and a storage area in Dubai by September 2022 to react to a real potential identified, especially for cosmetic and aromatherapy products.
Three application laboratories
Another great novelty at the IES Ingredients site is the creation of an application laboratory for each of the major families of ingredients distributed by the company (cosmetics, perfumes and flavours). "Having application laboratories is a real plus in the sector," stresses Noël Poinsignon. They will provide ultra-customised application formulas for customers who are mostly brands, manufacturers, laboratories and fragrance houses.
As a reminder, IES Ingredients distributes raw materials from world leaders such as Givaudan, Albert Vieille, Ungerer (fragrances and flavours) and DSM Personal Care & Aroma (sunscreens, vitamins, cosmetic actives and aromatic ingredients) or Biotech, Xinrui, Mayflower...
Uncompromising on the quality of ingredients, suppliers and clients are also uncompromising on their CSR commitments. The IES Ingredients teams are therefore working daily to meet the market’s expectations. The company has also been awarded the Ecovadis Platinum Certification for 2022, which distinguishes the top 1% of companies with the best ratings for their ethical practices and social and environmental performance!