Berjé Acquires Global Cedarwood Oil Division of Polarome International
BLOOMFIELD, N.J. (October 26, 2010) – Berjé Inc., a global distributor of essential oils and aromatic chemicals with over 60 years of experience supplying the flavor, fragrance, pharmaceutical and allied trades, announces its acquisition of Polarome International’s worldwide Cedarwood Oil Business.
This significant acquisition will enhance Berjé’s ability to meet customers’ needs for these strategic natural and naturally derived products, while improving the company’s competitive business edge and expanding its international reach.
The major volume of Cedarwood Oil is produced in the United States—Texas Type (Juniperus Mexicana), Virginia Type (Juniperus Virginiana)—and in China (Cupressus funebris). These oils and components produced from them are widely used in fragrance formulations.
“This important new acquisition falls directly in line with Berjé’s strategic long-term plan to provide our multinational and U.S. customers with the most superior and inclusive range of sustainable raw materials,” said Kim Bleimann, CEO of Berjé. “We are proud to announce this increased product offering to our current and prospective customers, and look forward to advancing our leadership position within the industry.”
Polarome, based in Jersey City, N.J., distributes flavor and fragrance materials.
About Berjé Berjé is a global distributor of essential oils and aromatic chemicals. The company has more than 60 years of experience supplying the flavor, fragrance, pharmaceutical and allied trades. The Bloomfield, N.J.-based company maintains more than 3,000 items in inventory and provides distribution from facilities in New Jersey, Los Angeles and Chicago. The family-owned company’s origin and strength lie in its ability to source materials for customers ranging from major corporations to entrepreneurs. Berjé’s manufacturing capabilities include blending, filtering, decolorizing, custom formulation and fragrance compounding. For more information, visit www.berjeinc.com.