Naturex SA engages in the manufacture, marketing and distribution of natural ingredients for the food, pharmaceutical and cosmetic industries. It operates through the following business units: Food and Beverage, Nutrition and Health and Personal Care. The Food & Beverage business unit specializes in the design and development of specialty plant-based natural ingredients with flavoring, preserving, texturizing and sweetening properties. The Nutrition and Health business unit involves the design and development of plant extracts and ingredient concepts for nutraceuticals applications and plant extracts for pharmaceutical products. The Personal Care business unit develops agents, natural ingredients and plant extracts for cosmetics applications. The company was founded by Jacques Dikansky and Thierry Patrick Lambert on January 16, 1992 and is headquartered in Avignon, France.