Nowadays there are more than 70,000 chemical products in the world, with the vast majority being harmful to human health and to the environment. The substitution of synthetic (oil-derived or inorganic chemicals) flavors and colors with raw materials from natural origins, which are renewable in nature and do not pose any health issues, is becoming a preferred choice of industrial players and consumers in the food value chain. Thanks to its leadership position, AromataGroup is proactively supporting the shift toward natural-based products via a significant development plan that already translated in year-on-year growth rate for natural-based product in excess of 10%. In the coming years, AromataGroup’s commitment to further develop its natural products portfolio will represent the most significant growth driver with the aim to address the increasing demand for more healthy and sustainable products.
AromataGroup, headquartered in Bresso (Italy), is a leading player in the manufacturing of flavors and colors for applications in the food and beverage, pharmaceutical, nutraceutical and cosmetics industries. AromataGroup is the result of a buy-and-build project started with the acquisition of SelectAlimenta in 2011 and followed by three subsequent add-ons: Emans Derivati Aromatici, Variati Aromi and Fiorio Colori. In 2018, the Group operated out of three plants based in Northern Italy and served more than 1,200 customers: from the large and global brands to emerging and local independent brands, across 50 countries worldwide. Ambienta invested in AromataGroup alongside the founding management team in November 2018.