In 2018, the results of the Robertet Group were in line with our targets. Growth of 4.2%, turnover reaching 525 million euros and a result of 51.9 million euros (+7.2% compared to 2017), in a difficult international context. This ongoing development is the result of a unique positioning of integration, including the whole natural products chain, from their culture, their extraction, their transformation to their use in fragrances and flavors creations. Our presence at the source, a guarantee of quality, meets the demand for transparency of our clients and customers. This traceability and our CSR commitment are efficient thanks to a sourcing policy that respects humans and the environment. We will keep implementing the cluster strategy in the future while ensuring growth through the continuous search for new clients and markets.
Our 2020/2025 strategy is to sustain a significant growth in our field of expertise. We will provide an investment policy for all the group divisions by searching for avenues of growth related to our core business. We will carry on the already undertaken expansion of Health & Beauty division and the active part of natural raw materials. Substantive investments will be made in Grasse and abroad, required for the smooth running of the Group, and combined with developments in countries with strong potential, they will strengthen our positions and contribute to the growth of the Group.
For nearly 170 years, Robertet has developed a real expertise in natural products. This is our DNA and it sets us apart in our profession. In this context, in 2018, the know-how born in Grasse has been recognized as an Intangible Cultural Heritage by UNESCO. Naturalness is a consumer’s great expectation, whether it concerns well-being, beauty or health products. And Robertet fulfills its customers’ expectations with even more passion and innovative, sustainable, environmentally friendly and quality products.