Following the January 2014 acquisition of Chile Botanics and its factory in Linares, Chile, Naturex is strengthening its position in Latin America in response to growing local demand for natural ingredients by opening a sales office in Santiago.
Part of a network of three sales offices and two factories in Latin America, the Chilean office focuses on local and global service featuring the company’s full product portfolio. Guillaume Levade, sales director – Latin America is heading the sales office, which will support the development of three strategic markets: food and beverage, dietary supplements and pharmaceuticals, as well as cosmetics
Naturex sources Quillaja saponaria, a native tree rich in saponins from the Chilean forest. Sustainably harvested in partnership with local authorities, the wood is extracted to obtain quillaia extracts with different levels of purity. These specific extracts can either reinforce natural foaming in beverages or act as a natural emulsifier in flavor or color emulsions and beverages.