French flavours and fragrance firm Robertet has acquired Ecom Food Industries, a North American manufacturer of speciality natural flavours and extracts, for an undisclosed sum.
Based in Toronto, Canada, Ecom is a manufacturer of antioxidants, natural colours, flavour enhancers, extracts and blends for the food and beverage, health, nutraceutical and cosmetic industries. Its portfolio can be used for applications such as snacks, processed meats and bakery products.
“The Ecom client and product portfolio perfectly complements Robertet’s own and we look forward to combining the strengths of both organisations to better serve consumer needs,” said Philippe Maubert, chairman of Robertet Groupe.
“Our DNA is a product line consistent with all natural, botanically sourced ingredients and value-added products to suit consumer needs. Ecom fits perfectly within this strategy and we look forward to welcoming Ecom into the Robertet family.”
David Soknacki, founder of Ecom Food Industries, added: “Ecom is excited to begin the next chapter of its history as a part of the Robertet Group and its more than 170-year history in this industry as one of its pillars. The complementary nature of this combination is evident in the family-owned and operated nature or our companies.”
In 2019, Firmenich acquired a 17% minority stake in Robertet from First Eagle Investment Management.
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