Synergy Flavours has acquired Janoušek, an Italian-based manufacturer of herbal extracts and natural flavourings, for an undisclosed sum.
Based in Trieste in northeastern Italy, Janoušek has been serving customers in its home market of Italy for 135 years and also operates across Eastern Europe.
Synergy said the acquisition, which has already been completed, will enable it to expand into new European geographies with its specialist product ranges, which include flavours for nutrition and dairy taste solutions.
Steve Morgan, CEO of Synergy Flavours, said: “We’re thrilled to be welcoming the Janoušek business into our group as it brings new expertise and products into our natural flavour, essences and extracts portfolio and complements our long heritage in dairy processing in Ireland and vanilla extraction in the US. The Italian site has an excellent record for high-quality manufacturing and offers room for growth with easy road access to much of mainland Europe.
“Janoušek is a growing, well-run business and we have no plans for major or immediate changes. Our intent is to invest in and grow the team, adding new skills and new capacity to the site as required over the coming years.”
Jason Hawkins, CEO of the Carbery Group, added: “With ongoing investment and expansion underway in the US, Asia and Brazil and recent investment in Mexico, our intention is for Synergy Flavours to be positioned to support customers across the world, regardless of borders or geography. The acquisition of Janoušek gives Synergy in Europe a new home on the doorstep of Eastern Europe, potentially easier access to the Middle East and an established base to support flavour and natural ingredient manufacturing for new and existing customers in Italy and the wider region.”
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