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Sozio Descollonges, which specializes in the development and production of customized fragrances, has merged with APF Arômes et Parfums, based in Mougins in the South of France, to reinforce its position in Grasse and to boost its competitive position in the global marketplace.
Through the sharing of resources and a common industrial project, Sozio Descollonges, a French family-owned company, will be able to reinforce its commercial presence in France as well as the Asian market while it strengthens its fragrance expertise.
“The integration of APF arômes et parfums fits in perfectly with our strategic plan and confirms our determination to accelerate our external growth," said Arnaud Moor, chairman of Sozio Descollonges. "APF Arômes et Parfums meets all the criteria that we set ourselves in our acquisition policy: a profitable company established in Grasse, a strategic center for the group."
Following the acquisition of Alpine Aromatics in the USA in 2011, Sozio Descollonges returned to its Grasse roots with the acquisition of Sentaromatique last year and now the merger with APF arômes et parfums.
“We were looking for a company with the same structure as ours, a family company on a human scale and involved in an industrial project," said Jean-Baptiste Orssaud, chairman of APF Arômes et Parfums. "Sozio Descollonges fulfills this specific criterion."
The company recently renovated its Paris laboratories and the modernized its production facilities in Noyant.