As our latest project, our company founded Takasago
Madagascar in 2013 through the joint investment with
Ramanandraibe Export Co., which owns the largest vanilla
farm in Madagascar, to establish a system for supplying our
original high-quality, price-competitive vanilla flavor in a
By securing natural materials globally as mentioned
above, we will develop systems for supplying safe products
that satisfy the needs of customers swiftly and stably.
Takasago Group has developed a “New Takasago Global
Plan” with the long-term vision of becoming a world-class
scent manufacturer by 2020, the year in which we will
commemorate the 100th anniversary of the establishment
of our company. At present, we are engaged in the new
medium-term business plan, “New Takasago Global Plan
(GP- 2)” (fiscal 2012–2014), as the second phase.
Mane SA has continued on its growth path, garnering $841.7
million in sales in 2012 as compared to $738.6 million (or E530.1
million) a year earlier. The company invests 9% of annual revenue in research and development.
Mane, which features 21 manufacturing sites and 37 research
and development centers worldwide, has been continuing to
reinforce its global presence over the past 12 months. It opened
a new production plant in Sablé-sur-Sarthe, France in fall 2012,
and launched its first research and development entity focused
on meat industries in Noisiel, France. The company’s E7 million investment in the new production plant is dedicated to
the production of flavors, ingredients and additive blends for
meat, fish, ready meals and snacks industries. The plant was
extended and equipped with technology that manages cross-contamination issues. Mane doubled its existing plant area to
install this new equipment, which now enables the plant to
produce and store up to 7,000 tonnes of blends each year. The
company said this investment is part of its initiative to address
the requirements of the British Retail Consortium standards
on all its production sites.
Medium-term management vision:
the trust of customers.
Takasago Group has operated businesses while
accumulating a broad range of advantageous managerial
resources that were differentiated through global networks.
As an important basic strategy, we will develop a system
for sharing these managerial resources in our corporate
group and utilizing them more effectively. We will optimize
our organization, production systems and other managerial
resources; develop globally integrated management systems;
and concentrate managerial resources so as to exert our
strengths even further.
Based on the above-mentioned plans, visions and
strategies, we aim to become an industry-leading international
fragrance and flavor manufacturer by establishing our position
in the global market and nurturing the Takasago brand while
increasing profitability and customers.
In addition, Mane has formed a partnership with
France Protéines Services—a specialist in semi-finished
products for processed meat—to develop Meat Pro, based
in Noisiel. Serving clients throughout Europe, the Middle
East and Africa, the team focuses on Mane’s flavor extraction
and encapsulation technologies, as well as flavors for complex
formulations within the context of salt reduction, fat reduction
or off-note masking programs.
Mane also inaugurated the extension of the flavor production
facility in its headquarters factory in Le-Bar-sur-Loup, France,
investing E32.5 million in the site to significantly increase its
production capacity; it also installed four additional units
dedicated to macrocapsules.
In addition, Mane celebrated its 20 years of presence in Merida,
Mexico in 2013. Mane Mexico unveiled its new sales offices in
Merida, Yucatan, reinforcing its position on the Southeastern
Mexico market and reflecting the recent incorporation of new
elements to its team there.