France’s Robertet Group has announced the acquisition of Aroma Esencial, a company based in Girona, Spain, specializing in the processing of natural products such as vetiver, patchouli, cedar, ylang-ylang, and other strategic products for the aroma industry.

According to Robertet, Aroma Esencial has a great deal of know-how, a high-end industrial tool for fractionation and molecular distillation, and a range of strategic products for the fine fragrance industry.

“This acquisition is fully in line with our desire to consolidate our position as world leader in natural aromatic ingredients and to strengthen our competitive advantage through a unique offering for our customers,” said Julien Maubert, Director of the Group’s Raw Materials Division.

This acquisition, the amount of which has not been disclosed, allows Robertet to strengthen its industrial capacities in terms of fractionation and distillation.

Robertet was founded in Grasse in 1850 and is the world leader in natural products. Today, the Robertet Group is represented in more than 50 countries, has more than 2,000 employees worldwide and offers its customers a range of more than 1,700 natural materials and products created in one of its 14 global creation centres.