SENSIENT’S HERITAGE IN ESSENTIAL OILS
GOES MORE THAN 100 YEARS BACK
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.
Universal Flavors changed its name to Sensient Technologies Corporation, encompassing the colors, flavors and fragrances groups.
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.
The Sensient Essential Oils trading activities were consolidated into Sensient Fragrances S.A.U. in Granada, Southern Spain.