Overview of Solutions & Ingredients Division

Main figures

190 M€ turnover
63 delivered countries
114 years old brand
250 employees
88% gender equality index
75% use of renewable energy

Our Values

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Customer Commitment
Whether it's functionality or service, every customer is entitled to have specific expectations and our mission is to meet them in a collaborative approach
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Constant innovation
We aim to be recognized for our ability to address the challenges our customers face, while striving to navigate unexplored areas of food science
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Social contribution
All our decisions and projects are designed to generate value that will be shared between our company and our stakeholders, e.i. our customers or other communities
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Sustainability
What we do and decide always integrates the intention to be able to do it perennially, drawing upon resources that can be renewed, and not harming any life or activity on Earth
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High standard
We always aim for the highest level of product reliability, the lowest possible risk to our employees and the environment, and maximum performance in every activity
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Value people
We consider each employee to be a unique individual, and we consider the development of skills, career growth and well-being at work to be key responsibilities of our management team

Our mission

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We put taste at the heart of our actions
More than 60 years of experience with Kokumi™ technology, which means "rich in taste" in Japanese. An innovative range to improve the existing taste of the product without negatively impacting the labels.
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Work towards healthier eating

Ajinomoto's motto is "Eat Well, Live Well". Paying attention to our environment and our health is our priority. Find our sugar and salt reduction solutions in our catalog.
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Constantly innovating for quality products
A team of experts supports you in your developments and carries out daily tests on finished products to offer you the best solution. Our production site in France is FSSC 22000, Halal and Kosher certified.
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The satisfaction of our customers is our priority
A team dedicated to customer service and regulatory issues to always be attentive to the needs of our customers.

Our sites are located
in France and Germany

Our brief history

Nesle Plant
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2023 AFE SID triples the development capacity of Le Thillay laboratory to improve its ability to meet the expectations of its food industry customers
2022 AFE SID starts to utilize its 20 years experience and a part of its facility to provide Industrial Fermentation Services to innovative companies with sustainable projects
2018 After an acquisition, the fraction of AFE who serves the food service business and the supermarkets, gains a new dimension and becomes a full independent division of AFE named Consumer Division. We, the historical fraction who serves the actors of the food industry, become the Solution and Ingredients Division (AFE SID)
2006 Thanks to the Ajinomoto group technology, AFE starts the development, the production, and the sales of enzymes solutions
2003 Orsan is acquired by Ajinomoto Co., Inc. and becomes Ajinomoto Foods Europe (AFE). A few years later, the Hamburg sales office of the Ajinomoto group is incorporated to AFE, who then proposes other food ingredients from the group
1994 Orsan, still alone in the middle of the fields at that time, is transferred to the Amylum group, a Belgian group of starch and derivatives. During the following years, Amylum builds the starch and glucose facility next to Orsan
1981 Orsan is purchased by Lafarge group, a cement company who endeavors to venture into biotechnology
1963 The Nesle plant is converted to the production of monosodium glutamate using a fermentation technology. The company is named Orsan
1909 Far from there in Japan, Dr. Ikeda and Mr. Suzuki create the aji-no-moto seasoning based on the sodium salt of glutamate that is the origin of the good taste of traditional broths
1873 In Nesle in north of France, a local engineer builds an ethanol distillation factory in the middle of beet fields
2023
AFE SID triples the development capacity of Le Thillay laboratory to improve its ability to meet the expectations of its food industry customers
2022
AFE SID starts to utilize its 20 years experience and a part of its facility to provide Industrial Fermentation Services to innovative companies with sustainable projects
2018
After an acquisition, the fraction of AFE who serves the food service business and the supermarkets, gains a new dimension and becomes a full independent division of AFE named Consumer Division. We, the historical fraction who serves the actors of the food industry, become the Solution and Ingredients Division (AFE SID)
2006
Thanks to the Ajinomoto group technology, AFE starts the development, the production, and the sales of enzymes solutions
2003
Orsan is acquired by Ajinomoto Co., Inc. and becomes Ajinomoto Foods Europe (AFE). A few years later, the Hamburg sales office of the Ajinomoto group is incorporated to AFE, who then proposes other food ingredients from the group
1994
Orsan, still alone in the middle of the fields at that time, is transferred to the Amylum group, a Belgian group of starch and derivatives. During the following years, Amylum builds the starch and glucose facility next to Orsan
1981
Orsan is purchased by Lafarge group, a cement company who endeavors to venture into biotechnology
1963
The Nesle plant is converted to the production of monosodium glutamate using a fermentation technology. The company is named Orsan
1909
Far from there in Japan, Dr. Ikeda and Mr. Suzuki create the aji-no-moto seasoning based on the sodium salt of glutamate that is the origin of the good taste of traditional broths
1873
In Nesle in north of France, a local engineer builds an ethanol distillation factory in the middle of beet fields

We are certified

ukas ans iso 14001
ISO 14001
ukas ans iso 45001
ISO 45001
ukas ans iso 50001
ISO 50001
ukas ans iso 9001
ISO 9001
fssc 22000 food safety
FSSC 22000
halal
Halal
Kosher

Our management committee

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General Manager
Yves Duquesnoy
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Plant Director
François Pecho
01
Human Ressources Director
Valérie Fagot
03
Quality and Regulatory Director
François Fourrier
05
Supply Chain Director
Laurent Mulet
06
Marketing Director
Shuhei Ota