As the world’s leading vanillin producer, the Aroma Performance GBU is the partner of choice for flavors and fragrances producers. Its leadership rests on its ability to meet strict food safety and environmental regulations.
In 2013, the GBU expanded its portfolio with a functional vanilla flavors range. Complementing its Rhovanil® and Rhodiarome® flagship brands, the new Govanil™ range opens promising horizons for food industry players looking to differentiate their product offerings.
To meet the growing demand from its markets, the GBU has doubled the capacity of its site at Melle (France) for the production of Rhovanil® Natural
, its natural vanillin obtained by bioconversion of natural products. In addition to its Rhovanil®
vanillin production plants in US and Europe, the GBU benefits now from a third unit in Zhenjiang (China), operational since July 2015. This investment increased Solvay’s overall vanillin production capacity by 40%. In support of this project, centers of expertise dedicated to the development and application of vanilla flavors, the Vanil’expert center, have been created in France and Asia, at the R&I facilities in Saint-Fons, Shanghai and in 2014 Singapore to support the customers' needs in the region. The Aroma Performance GBU stands out as the most global player in this business area, with fully integrated production platforms in North America, Europe and Asia.