Nactis acquires PCA raw materials business

19 Jan 2016

French aromatic raw materials, flavours and aromatic ingredients company Nactis Flavours has made what it describes as a strategic acquisition with the purchase of the raw materials portfolio of PCAS.

Nactis acquires PCA raw materials business

French aromatic raw materials, flavours and aromatic ingredients company Nactis Flavours has made what it describes as a strategic acquisition with the purchase of the raw materials portfolio of PCAS. A year ago, Nactis acquired the Belgian subsidiary of the Robertet Group, Robertet Savoury. Nactis believes that the PCAS aromatic raw materials range will complement its Synarome brand.

The PCAS Group, who specialise in pharmaceutical fine chemicals and specialty chemicals, decided to divest this part of its business as it was no longer part of its strategy, Nactis said. PCAS is quoted on the Euronext Stock Exchange and is headquartered in Longjumeau, France. Products currently made in PCAS Bourgoin-Jallieu plant will be transferred to the Nactis Flavours Chartres plant in France in the heart of the Cosmetic Valley.

These new raw materials will drive innovation, Nactis says, by offering new flavour composition opportunities. Nactis Flavours allocates close to 7% of its annual budget to R&D, and was rewarded with bpifrance’s label “Innovative Company”. A new R&D centre of excellence is under construction in its Bondoufle headquarters, near Paris.

“These new activities will allow Nactis Flavours to become one of the leading European manufacturers of niche aromatic molecules,” said Hervé Lecesne, President and founder of Nactis Flavours. On that occasion, the company will also increase its production and R&D capabilities to expand its production of aroma chemicals and advanced aromatic raw materials, including through biocatalysis in the future.