Key Dates

Naturex starts producing plant extracts with flavoring, coloring and antioxidant properties for the food industry with two Factories in operation: Avignon France, and Kenitra Morocco.

1996: Listed on the Paris Stock Exchange.

1997: Naturex expands its activities to the nutraceutical market.

Opening of US subsidiary in Mamaroneck NY.

Extension and relocation of the Moroccan unit to Casablanca.

2002: Acquisition of the assets of the US company Brucia Plant Extracts Inc. This purchase allows Naturex to strengthen its product portfolio for the nutraceutical market and to enhance its presence on the US market.

2004: Acquisition of a well-established rosemary business, jointly held by US-based RFI Ingredients and Hauser. With two major brands and three patents on rosemary extracts, Naturex becomes a leading player in the natural antioxidants market.

2005: Acquisition of Pure World Inc. This US company produces plant extracts for the food, beverage, flavor, nutraceutical, pharmaceutical and cosmetic industries. Naturex now offers to the nutraceutical market, one of the largest and most technologically advanced extraction capabilities worldwide.

2007: Takeover of Hammer Pharma and HP Botanicals based in Milan Italy. Hammer gives invaluable expertise in the highly specialized pharmaceutical market.

Acquisition of US-based Chart Corporation, extends Naturex offering for the beverage and flavor industries.

2008: Acquisition of the "Actifs Innovants" division from the French company Berkem.

The deal brings to Naturex a line of innovative botanical extracts supported by clinical studies.

Opening of Chinese subsidiary based in Shanghai.

This new branch includes a comprehensive quality control laboratory to improve the procurement of raw materials.

Opening of Naturex Foundation.

Acquisition of Scalime Nutrition

2010: Integration of the Ingredient division of Natraceutical

2011: Acquisition of Burgundy, a European manufacturer and supplier of plant extracts for the nutraceutical, pharmaceutical and personal care industries

Acquisition of Pektowin, a polish company specialized in pectins and fruit and vegetable juice concentrates

2012: Acquisition of Valentine, Indian producer of fruit and vegetable powders and natural colours                                                                   
Acquisition of Decas Botanical Synergies (DBS), the global leader in Cranberry nutraceuticals