Creating flavor and fragrance components from natural sources
Unlike most publicly traded companies, C&A maintains considerable inventories of those essential oils in which we consider ourselves to be basic. The nature of the essential oil business is that products are often produced during harvest time. As such, strategic positions must be taken in order to fill orders throughout the year. By having strategic inventories, we support both our own growth and the health of our customers.
The C&A team searches the world in a never-ending quest to find essential oils that will serve as starting materials for isolating valuable components for flavors and fragrances. The challenge to find reliable, well-established growers throughout the world is addressed by our expertise in supply chain management.
Staying close to nature by valuing the land and the people who cultivate it.These professionals are dedicated to identifying and developing new sources and new products. At any given time, it is rare that a representative of C&A’s purchasing group is not visiting an exotic far-away place. We maintain our philosophy of direct contact with suppliers because we have found there is no substitute for face-to-face meetings and negotiations.
C&A supply chain experts evaluate global sources. We conduct a careful review of the cultivating, harvesting, and production methods that are employed by growers. Everything is done to ensure that multiple sources are available for key ingredients to minimize supply chain interruptions.
Citrus and Allied Essences Ltd. bridges trust and tradition while honoring and respecting our global, national and local neighbors. A notable example of our concern for the worldwide community is demonstrated in C&A’s commitment to the sustainability of basic resources.
Quality is a key element of the C&A tradition
Customer driven systems include:• Extensive QA/QC protocols and
capabilities, including GC,
GC/MS, HPLC, UV, Colorimeter
and LIMS• Compliance with stringent
regional and global regulatory
mandates• Traceability to origin• Careful inventory planning at
every step in the production
process• 100% testing of all materials• SQF CertificationCitrus and Allied Essences Ltd. has a well-earned reputation as a premier supplier of processed citrus, mint, and spice essential oils. C&A’s ability to provide high quality products is due to the high standards of our internal quality processes.
All of our products are subject to 100% inspection from their arrival at our facilities to their delivery to our customers. All C&A essential oils are purchased on a pre-shipment sample basis. Our Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) allows for the input of unique specifications from individual customers to ensure that finished products meet their specifications.
We have earned an SQF Certification at Level 2.
The same quality control systems that have been designed to ensure production of outstanding quality natural products are used to produce aroma chemicals.
Oils processed in the best quality distillation equipment, under the best conditions
Masters at fractionating and folding citrus oils of the highest qualityEssential oil and aroma chemical products are manufactured in a state-of-the-art facility in Belcamp, Maryland. Included at this 90,000 square foot plant are over thirty distillation units, four reactors, and a beautifully designed tank farm.
All C&A laboratories are staffed with highly trained individuals who use the most advanced laboratory equipment. Over decades, C&A has developed the expertise to blend essential oils to ensure customers receive consistent finished products. This is accomplished because of the company's commitment to maintain strategic inventories of high quality essential oils produced throughout the world.
A commitment to service with quick and accurate sampling
Customer Care representatives are available to assist in sample selection for specific applications.
Click here to request samplesAn effective sampling program that utilizes C&A’s large library of ready-to-ship materials and sample tracking software is in place to ensure prompt attention to customer’s requests and speedy delivery of materials.
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