Carbery Group gets a flavour of Italy

May 9th, 2018 11:50 AM

By Southern Star Team

Jason Hawkins, CEO of the Carbery Group.

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THE Ballineen-based Carbery Group has announced the acquisition of Janousek, an Italian based flavour company, by its international flavours company, Synergy Flavours Ltd. 

This acquisition will reinforce Synergy’s business position in mainland Europe and provide an innovation and manufacturing hub to cater for further expansion.

Janousek has a long tradition in flavour manufacture, specialising in natural flavours and extracts. Founded in Prague in 1883, the business relocated to Trieste, Northern Italy, and, in 1992, built its state-of-the-art facility from where it now serves markets in both Western and Eastern Europe. 

Its strong position in natural flavours, combined with proprietary extraction technologies has enabled the business to develop leading positions in the beverage, nutrition and confectionery market sectors. 

Commenting on Carbery’s latest expansion of its flavour and taste business, Jason Hawkins, CEO of the Carbery Group, said that the geographical positioning of the business provided a tremendous opportunity for Synergy to further leverage its position in the European market while also providing a Brexit-proof solution to customers currently serviced from Synergy’s European headquarters in High Wycombe, near London. 

‘In addition, Janousek’s extraction technology and natural flavour capability will further enhance Synergy’s portfolio of technologies which has made it a market leader in the provision of natural flavour solutions for food, nutritional and beverage applications,’ he said.

Vladislav Janousek, company president, said that he was very happy to see his family business join the Carbery Group, which has a demonstrated track record of nurturing acquired businesses and facilitating their expansion in the global market. “The compatibility of both businesses is an excellent foundation for future growth,” he said.

Carbery operates from eight locations including Ireland, the UK, the USA, Brazil and Thailand, with Italy now added to the growing list.

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