From small producers to famous names
Backed by an exceptional concentration of aromatic and medicinal plant growers, the family-run distilleries that built the reputation of the Grasse area have become international success stories. Mane and Robertet are two of the world’s leading companies in the fragrance and flavours sector, according to the Leffingwell & Associates ranking. They rely on a network of international subsidiaries with R&D centres and production facilities, while pursuing a strong investment policy designed to increase their production capacity in the Grasse area.Learn more
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Traditional expertise throughout the value chain
The Provence-Alpes-Cote d’Azur region is France’s leading producer of medicinal and aromatic plants (MAP). This production is based on age-old tradition and nearly 3,000 producers growing 80 species of medicinal and aromatic plants representing a turnover in the region of €40 million.
An unparalleled concentration of companies producing aromatic ingredients and resolutely focused on export (70%) account for over half of French production and 8% of worldwide turnover.Learn more
Grasse, an internationally-recognised reference centre of expertise
Faced with growing demand for natural ingredients, Grasse has today positioned itself as a global centre of expertise for natural products, from extraction to plant transformation including new product development and quality control. The project is supported by the PASS Cluster, since one of its strategic priorities is the development of “sustainable chemistry“.Learn more