Wauconda's Synergy Flavors buys Italian company
Wauconda-based Synergy Flavors Inc., a supplier of flavors, extracts and essences for the global food and beverage industry, said it acquired Janousek, one of the world's first suppliers of herbal extracts and natural flavoring and an expert in Italian flavor profiles.
Janousek, based in Trieste, Italy, has been serving customers in Italy and Eastern Europe for 135 years. The acquisition of Janousek will enable Synergy Flavors to expand into these European geographies and to provide its expertise in areas such as nutrition and dairy to these markets.
"We're thrilled to be welcoming the Janousek business into our group as it brings new expertise and products into our natural flavor, essences and extracts portfolio and complements our long heritage in dairy processing in Ireland and vanilla extraction in the USA," said Steve Morgan, chief executive officer of Synergy Flavors EMEA. "The Italian site has an excellent record for high quality manufacturing and offers room for growth with easy 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."
Synergy Flavors, part of Carbery Group, has commercial, manufacturing and technical support facilities in Ireland, the U.K., the U.S., Brazil and Thailand.