We are proud to announce a new step in the development of AFC spa, holding company of AromataGroup and IPAM. Today, we are joining forces with an important French player, Nactis Flavours, under a new holding « Nactarome », majority-owned by the Pan European private equity fund Ambienta SGR, with substantial minority shareholdings of several former owners and key managers of the aggregated companies of the Group.

The beginning of this new year marks a new chapter in our Group’s growth development that we are looking forward to share with you.

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This edition of Food Ingredients Europe was a great success for AromataGroup! Our team wants to say a huge thank you for visiting us.

We really hope you enjoyed your visit and that you received the answers you were looking for.

The exhibition gave us the opportunity to showcase our wide range of natural and clean label products and to discuss about all the applications for the different market segments.

Don’t hesitate to contact us to know more about our natural flavours and colours and we look forward to see you again in the near future.

AromataGroup, with its business unit Fiorio Colori business and in collaboration with Koel Colors, is participating in the MAKING COSMETICS 2019 event located by MiCo on 20th and 21st November.

In our Stand n. 804 we are presenting a specific range of both natural and synthetic dyes for different applications in the various cosmetic sectors.

Come and visit us to discover our key products and receive a personal consultation.

AromataGroup Srl, with the support of Ambienta SGR, has officially concluded the process of acquisition of IPAM Srl.

IPAM, based in Zibello (close to Parma), is the Italian leader of breadcrumbs and breading solutions with 25 MIO euros of turnover, specialized also in the production of innovative functional ingredients such as gluten free flours mixes, powder blends for glutamate free broths, gluten free desserts, batters and marinades.

The aggregation of IPAM activities with AromataGroup will allow to further strengthen the presence not only on the Italian market and to continue to develop an internationally recognized Group for colouring, flavours, breading solutions & functional ingredients.  AromataGroup will further establish a stronger foothold in the large and attractive savoury market, providing to its customer base a full suite of natural flavours and colours and to jointly develop its natural ingredients offering. The transaction enables AromataGroup to expand further into the ingredients market, sharing the technical competences and know-how of the companies.

Hans Udo Wenzel, President of AromataGroup, commented: “The acquisition of IPAM is another piece in AromataGroup’s strategic expansion plan, allowing AromataGroup to extend its product range and strengthen its key competitive advantage of offering a full product solution to its customers.”

Eugenio Manenti, Founder and CEO of IPAM added: “We are very excited to join AromataGroup’s buy-and-build project and look forward to further extending the Group’s leadership in the natural ingredients market.”

AromataGroup, an important manufacturer increasingly focused on the production of natural flavours and Variati S.p.A., a leading company in the distribution of natural ingredients and active ingredients for the Cosmetic and Nutraceutical industry, have renewed their collaboration for the promotion of AromataGroup’s flavour and flavour extract product range in the mentioned Italian market segments.

Fiorio Colori, a member of AromataGroup, is pleased to inform that in November 2018, has signed an agreement with Koel Colours, Mumbai-India, for the sales and distribution of their colour pigments, specifically produced for the cosmetic industry within the European market.

Koel Colours Pvt. Ltd. was founded in 1991 in Mumbai, India and has emerged as a leading producer of superior quality colours and pigments for the cosmetic, personal care & pharmaceutical industry.
The company wishes to further penetrate the European market with its wide range of special colours pigments and ingredients.

Fiorio Colori, with its experience in the production of colour pigments and being active in various Life-Sciences market segments will be able to further fulfil the customer’s needs and requirements with an enlargement of its product portfolio.

AromataGroup, is looking forward to continue its growth and expansion strategy within the Italian and European markets.

Dear Customers and Suppliers,

Our Group keeps growing thanks also to the partnership that binds us to you.

Thank you for the trust received during this year and we hope the New Year to be be full of fruitful collaboration and mutual satisfaction.

AromataGroup’s team wishes you Merry Christmas and Happy 2019!

Ambienta SGR, the largest European private equity fund focused on sustainability, has concluded the acquisition process of AromataGroup.
The investment in AromataGroup marks for Ambienta the start-up of the investment program of the Ambienta III fund, which closed its funding in May with a budget of € 635 Mio.
With Ambienta entering into the company shareholding, AromataGroup will be able to further intensify the consolidation of its leadership in its reference markets and at the same time be able to diversify into some complementary market-segments. In the development strategy of Ambienta, acquisitions will play a fundamental role, some of which are already in the pipeline and which will accelerate the dimensional growth, diversification and the international expansion of the Group.

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In the period of June-July 2018 AromataGroup carried out a survey regarding the Customer Satisfaction, based on a customer sample of over 120 contacts.

The overall assessment was very positive, and thanks to the contribution of the customers who participated in the survey, giving their feedback to the various topics covered by the survey, AromataGroup received the „Virtuous company“ certification, issued by the Cerved company, which conducted the survey.

With the participation of Mauro Chiusano, Commercial Director of the Business Unit Emans, in the drafting of some parts of the book and a contribution to cover the production costs, AromataGroup has actively contributed to the creation of “Il Grande Libro del Vermouth di Torino”

The book is the new reference text on Vermouth, the most famous of the Italian flavoured wines.

Today Vermouth is getting a new important affirmation and the book helps to understand every aspect of the extraordinary mosaic that makes up the universe of Vermouth of Torino: the events of 300 years of social and economic history, the chemistry of flavours, the sensory analysis, the magnific images of great artists of advertising, the geographical indications, the rules of production and protection of the brand, the historical labels, the new rituals of the aperitif and the most classic international cocktails that see the Vermouth of Torino as protagonist.


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