Cédric Bourges, Founder & Former CEO of INOREAL and Antonio Delgado, new CEO of Natac, express their thoughts about the successful acquisition
Natac is dedicated to investigate, develop and sustainably manufacture plant extracts and compounds of natural origin. We successfully acquired INOREAL significantly expanding Natac’s presence in the saffron extracts market. Our objective is to grant the nutraceutical, pharmaceutical, food, animal nutrition, and cosmetic industries access to premium, value-added bioactive ingredients, and ultimately, to improve the health and well-being of consumers through the products of our clients.
The acquisition of INOREAL increases the saffron portfolio enabling Natac to serve their customers with branded ingredients supported by clinical data proven to help with bodyweight management and emotional wellbeing.
“Natac is proud to welcome INOREAL into the Natac family, we are excited to add their saffron capabilities to our natural product portfolio.” – Antonio Delgado, CEO of Natac.
Saffron (Crocus sativus L.) is widely used as a luxury plant for cooking, but it has also been shown to provide significant health benefits with recent studies showing the plant may offer anti-obesity, anti-depressant, anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties as well as aiding visual and sexual functions. Saffron, also known as “Red Gold”, has short blossoms allowing only two to six days to harvest the plant each year. It takes around 440,000 handpicked saffron stigmas to yield 1 kilogram of dried saffron and 150,000 flowers are needed to produce one kilogram.
“I entrust Natac, with their significant natural product expertise, to progress what INOREAL has done in the saffron market and its branded products, and take them to the next level.” – Cédric Bourges, Founder & Former CEO of INOREAL.