Firmenich invests in Essex Laboratories

13 Jul 2016

Firmenich has made a major investment in Essex Laboratories, a producer of natural mint essential oils with core operations in the states of Washington and Oregon.

Firmenich invests in Essex Laboratories

Firmenich has made a major investment in Essex Laboratories, a producer of natural mint essential oils. With its core operations in the states of Washington and Oregon, U.S.A.,its natural peppermint and spearmint essential oils, extracts, and tailored mint oils are broadly used across the food, confectionery, beverage, health, cosmetic and fragrance industries.

“I am very excited about taking our excellence in mint to the next level with Essex Laboratories”, said Gilbert Ghostine, CEO of Firmenich. “Together we will offer our customers the world’s finest mint from field to shelf, as well as, the ability to create tailored, game-changing solutions with the most traceable and sustainable value chain”.

“By joining the Firmenich Group, with its cutting edge commitment to Research and Naturals, we will take our innovation to the next level,” said Mark Morlan, Founding Member and CEO of Essex Laboratories. “Our goal is to offer our customers the most outstanding and differentiated products made from the finest quality mint oils with the best flavor profiles.”

“We are seeing increasing demand for natural mint tonalities in oral care, beverages and sweet goods applications,” said Cedric Fischer, Vice President Oral Care and Mint Unit. “Firmenich’s industry-leading expertise, combined with Essex Laboratories’ unique natural breeding program, will enable us to craft tailored flavors and fragrances from these essential oils to meet our customers’ specific needs.”