Agilex Fragrances, a company of the Firmenich Group, has announced the acquisition of Fragrance West from the HORN Company. Headquartered in Los Angeles, U.S.A., Fragrance West is a leading body, home and air care perfumery house on the West Coast of the United States, serving the small and mid-sized market since 2008. With a full service approach, Fragrance West offers superior creative scent design and best-in-class speed-to-market supported by a manufacturing facility in Los Angeles. With this acquisition Agilex becomes the only fragrance company in the middle market to operate with manufacturing capabilities on both the East and West Coast.

“The West Coast of the U.S. is a unique ecosystem with thriving start-ups driving technology breakthroughs and natural lifestyle trends,” says Armand de Villoutreys, President Perfumery & Ingredients, Firmenich. “By expanding our presence on the West Coast, this acquisition advances our vision to shape the future of fragrance with leading innovation.”

“We are proud to have developed strong relationships with leading consumer product companies on the West Coast and across the U.S. that have valued our commitment to innovation and service,” commented Jeff Martin, President, HORN. “Agilex, with its creativity and focus on serving small to mid-sized customers, will be a great partner for our trusted customers and a great long-term home for our colleagues.”

“I am delighted to be expanding Agilex Fragrances capabilities from the East to the West Coast,” said, President Agilex Fragrances. “Fragrance West’s in-depth local knowledge coupled with our innovation capabilities, is a winning combination to delight our customers across the U.S. and open up new opportunities.”

Upon closing, Fragrance West will be fully integrated into Agilex Fragrances and its Los Angeles manufacturing facility will be maintained to ensure leading customer service. Financial terms of the deal have not been disclosed. The transaction is expected to close in July 2018.

Walter Harvin
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