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Roha to grow natural extracts portfolio following Italian acquisition

By RJ Whitehead

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Roha has acquired Essential, a plant and fruit extracts firm from Italy, for an undisclosed price tag as it continues its push into new organic segments within the colours market.

The Indian colours major, one of the fastest growing companies in its field, has been focused on westwards expansion, and in September announced both the opening of a regional base in Germany and a natural colour facility in America. 

From its Mumbai headquarters, Roha has ramped up its links with global markets. It now operates 12 other manufacturing centres in the Americas, Europe, Africa, Asia and Australia.

The Essential deal is to tap into the “increasing awareness throughout the world about the use of nature-based sustainable ingredients​”, the company said in a statement. 

The trend towards clean-label products continue to drive the innovation in colouring and flavouring ingredients in Europe and globally, and with this strategic acquisition, Roha will also be able to be an important player in this fast-growing segment of the market​,” it added.

The acquisition will help expand Maharashtra-based Roha’s product portfolio by bringing natural colouring and aromatic ingredients. Founded in Tuscany a decade ago, Essential will be charged with develop new formulations to be marketed internationally.

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Roha's products to be imported to Israel

Posted by Tuvi Soreq,

Dear Sirs and Ladies,
Please advise if the firm Roha is exporting their range of products to Israel.
If they are not, and interested, we will be happy to help.
Regards www.sorpol.com

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