Robertet acquires Omega Ingredients in push to grow presence in UK flavor market 

UK – Robertet, a leading global flavor, and fragrance company has announced the acquisition of UK-based natural flavors and ingredients company Omega Ingredients. 

Founded in 1850 in Grasse, France Today, Robertet is present in over 50 countries and has approximately 2 000 employees worldwide.  

Omega Ingredients was set up in 2001 with a focus on creating natural ingredients thanks to founder and CEO Steve Pearce’s expertise in biochemistry.  

Its products include natural sweeteners, flavors and extracts and are represented in every major supermarket in the UK. 

The French-based company said the acquisition reaffirms its determination to strengthen its leadership in natural flavour solutions by reinforcing its presence in the UK market. 

 It will also create new synergies within the group to better address new emerging customers clearly identified for future growth, Robertet said. 

“Omega will add their unique approach complementing the creativity of Robertet. We are impressed by the motivation and dedication of their team, very aligned with the original values of Robertet,” said Olivier Maubert, Head of Flavor and Health & Beauty Divisions. 

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The deal is timely for Robertet as the UK food flavor and enhancer market is projected to register a CAGR of 3.51% during the forecast 2022-2027 period, according to Mordor Intelligence. 

The market research firm attributes the projected growth to the unceasing innovation and developments in the flavor market which are aimed at tapping the emerging food and beverage industries.   

“This acquisition will help consolidate our leadership in natural flavours and strengthen the group’s position in the UK and in other markets where Omega has a good presence,” Maubert added.

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Robertet has also expressed confidence that Omega Ingredients will benefit from its expertise and creativity in naturals, to enhance all the values that made Omega so unique and successful. 

“Omega Ingredients is excited to begin the next chapter of its history as part of the Robertet Group,” said Pearce. 

 “We share the same passion for naturals and products of excellence, the same vision with our CSR policies and of a strongly integrated sourcing of natural flavors and extracts. We are looking forward to contributing to Robertet’s vision and growth.”  

Last August, Robertet announced the acquisition of a majority stake of Astier Demarest, a family business founded in 1880 in Grasse specialized in the sourcing and distribution of raw materials for perfumery, cosmetics, aromatherapy and food flavouring sectors. 

Robertet said this investment reaffirmed the Group’s determination to remain the world leader in aromatic ingredients and strengthens its competitive edge in sustainable sourcing of natural products. 

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