Firmenich and Nelixia have announced a strategic partnership in natural ingredients across Central America. With Firmenich’s investment, the companies say they will significantly expand Nelixia’s raw materials portfolio. Founded in Guatemala nearly a decade ago, Nelixia specialises in Cardamom, Peru Balsam and Styrax essential oils, that are also 100% carbon neutral and traceable. Nelixia will continue to be led by its co-founders.
“Nelixia has established itself as a leader in certified essential oils, with a reputation for producing some of the best cardamom in the world”, said Patrick Firmenich, Chairman of the Board, Firmenich. “Building on our longstanding relationship and shared values, we look forward to giving our customers access to Central America’s unique breadth of natural ingredients in the most ethical, sustainable and traceable way.”
“Since the production of our first essential oils back in 2010, our constant ambition has been to place sustainability at the heart of our operations. Firmenich’s passion for naturals and commitment to the sustainable livelihoods of the local communities, made them an ideal partner, enabling us to multiply our impact across Central America,” said Elisa Aragon, co-founder and CEO of Nelixia. “Taking our vision to the next level, we’re looking forward to diversifying our raw materials portfolio, while scaling up our positive impact across our farming communities.”
“I am delighted to be strengthening our partnership with Nelixia, as we share a common passion for nature’s most authentic ingredients and the people who produce them”, said Gilbert Ghostine, CEO, Firmenich. “Combining Nelixia’s unique range of natural ingredients with our global reach and legacy of world-class research, we look forward to creating the finest taste and smell experiences for our customers.”