All of the essential oil and aroma chemical operations of the PPF International worldwide organization are now marketed in the United States through a newly created “Ingredients Division.” This new division encompasses the company’s former Commodities Division and is headed by Vice-President Robert B. Magnus, Jr,, who formerly headed the Commodities Division.
The major elements of the new Ingredients Division will be products from Grupo Aroquim in Mexico, Bertrand Freres in Grasse, France, and PPF International in Ashford, England. This division will coordinate the sales and marketing activities of all of PPF’s ingredients for flavors, fragrances and related products from sources throughout the world.
Grupo Aroquim was established in 1979 as a source of premium quality aroma chemicals based on an economical supply of petrochemicals and a very desirable base for worldwide exports. This unit has proved to be a most successful source of aroma chemicals such as phenyl ethyl alcohol and its derivates, benzyl acetate and other benzyl derivatives and laevo-carvone. This facility has recently been expanded and modernized and is capable of supplying a significant part of the world’s requirements of these materials.