Synergy Flavours Acquires Italian Flavours Supplier, Janoušek

Synergy Flavours Inc, a leading supplier of flavours, extracts and essences for the global food and beverage industry, recently announced its acquisition of Janoušek, one of the world’s first suppliers of herbal extracts and natural flavouring and an expert in Italian flavour profiles. Janoušek, based in Trieste, Italy, has been serving customers in Italy and Eastern Europe for 135 years.

The acquisition of Janoušek will enable Synergy Flavours, based in Wauconda, Illinois, to expand into these European geographies and to provide its expertise in areas such as nutrition and dairy to these markets.

Synergy’s flavour creation and application capabilities span the globe – with commercial, manufacturing and technical support facilities in Ireland, the UK, the US, Brazil, and Thailand. The company is part of the Carbery Group – a leading international manufacturer of specialty food ingredients, flavouring systems and cheese producer, owned by four Irish dairy cooperatives.

“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 USA. 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,” says Steve Morgan, CEO, Synergy Flavours, adding “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 adds, “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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