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SENSIENT’S HERITAGE IN ESSENTIAL OILS
GOES MORE THAN 100 YEARS BACK

1912

Destilaciones García de la Fuente was founded in Granada, Spain.

1994

Destilaciones García de la Fuente, a company with over 70 years of experience in the Essential Oils industry, was purchased by Universal Flavors (later Sensient Technologies). Reason for this acquisition was to start a fragrance division within the group. DGF´s main line at that time was own production/distillation of high quality essential oils from local aromatic plants. Throughout the years the expertise and activities have expanded to aroma chemicals, specialties and perfumery compounds.

2000

Universal Flavors changed its name to Sensient Technologies Corporation, encompassing the colors, flavors and fragrances groups.

2002

To take the business a step further, in 2002, Sensient Technologies acquired the flavors and essential oils operations of C. Melchers GmbH & Co, based in Bremen – Germany.

2013

The Sensient Essential Oils trading activities were consolidated into Sensient Fragrances S.A.U. in Granada, Southern Spain.

2020

In 2020 we started the production in our factory in Geesthacht, Germany

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