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Biolandes Expands in Madagscar with Acquisition

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On October 5th, 2016, Biolandes group acquired French company Golgemma. Golgemma, a supplier of certified organic essential oils, has more than 300 items in their catalog and connections to raw materials in Madagascar.   

Madagascar's Raw Materials

In 2012, Golgemma installed vanilla, pepper (white and black) and pink pepper processing facilities in the country. Then in 2015, Golgemma took over management of a farm producing ylang-ylang, vetiver and palmarosa. This has enabled Golgemma to set-up purchasing channels that meet Ecocert’s ESR criteria, enabling Golgemma to offer 20 ESR-certified products.  

Biolandes hopes that with this acquisition it will help expand its range of organic products and lead to more ESR-certified supply channels.