We are on the way to ending a fantastic year at Phoenix and as we look to 2022 and beyond, we are pleased to announce our merger with Tilley Company The combination of Tilley and Phoenix creates a world-class supplier of high-quality ingredients to better serve new and existing customers with state-of-the-art laboratories, an experienced regulatory and technical support team, and a global sales and customer service staff.

, Phoenix Aromas and Essential Oils completes merger with Tilley Company, Phoenix Aromas Europe Limited

“The merger of Tilley and Phoenix brings together two dynamic and talented teams; both companies share complementary core values, strategic vision, and are fully committed to maintaining the very highest levels of quality, safety, and customer service,” said Jean-Paul Benveniste, President and CEO of the new organization.

“Phoenix brings a high level of expertise to the flavor and fragrance markets by employing highly technical laboratory services and rigorous quality control measures. These high-touch services, when combined with reliable supply chain planning and strong supplier relationships, make the combined company a best-in-class source for specialty ingredients,” said Sean Tilley, COO and President.

The combined entity greatly enhances Tilley’s existing product portfolio of value-added ingredients for applications in regulated markets. As experts in flavor and fragrance ingredients, Phoenix offers global market expertise, regulatory support, and just-in-time inventory supported by a global network of sales offices and warehouses. As requests for sustainable and natural ingredients continue to grow, Phoenix remains committed to sourcing and distributing a high-quality portfolio of natural flavor & fragrance ingredients –  working with suppliers and manufacturers who practice sustainable and ethical production methods. The addition of Phoenix expands Tilley’s presence in sustainable ingredients, creating a leading offering of bio-based products derived from plant-based natural materials.

About Tilley Company:

Founded in 1952, Baltimore, Maryland‐based Tilley is a value-added specialty ingredients distributor. The Company seeks to act as a direct extension of their suppliers’ selling networks to effectively partner and service broader customer networks. Tilley operates modern, efficient distribution facilities and a large fleet of transportation equipment to serve its customers’ just-in-time production needs. The Company operates two North American facilities and offers a comprehensive portfolio of value-added services, including regulatory & technical support, full-service QA/QC laboratory, custom formulation, custom blending & packaging, and specialty storage.

Tilley has created a business environment based on open communication, product safety, and superior service. Tilley is a member of the OmniChem Alliance, the National Association of Chemical Distributors, and the Food Ingredient Distributors Association.

About Phoenix Aromas and Essential Oils:  

Since its founding in 1994, in Norwood, New Jersey, Phoenix’s mission has been to act as a value-added distributor of exceptional ingredients, working directly with growers and producers around the world to source sustainable ingredients while providing a high degree of product, regulatory, technical, and supply chain security and support to both customers and suppliers across food and beverage, personal care, pharmaceutical, air care and fragrance markets, bolstered by an industry-leading regulatory team operating from state-of-the-art QA/QC laboratories globally. With a comprehensive portfolio of flavor and fragrance ingredients, including aroma chemicals, essential oils, natural aroma chemicals, absolutes and oleoresins.

Phoenix’s team of industry, regulatory and technical experts help customers identify and innovate the aromas, flavors and fragrances of tomorrow.

Looking to the future

Tilley-Phoenix Group, led by existing management, represents one of the largest and most well-diversified suppliers of flavor, fragrance, and food ingredients in North America, enhancing the value presented to both suppliers and customers. “Looking forward, Tilley-Phoenix Group plans to continue its pursuit of selective M&A focused largely on specialty products sold into regulated markets. We continue to focus on expanding the value-added platform, seeking targeted opportunities to enhance the value, quality, and breadth of solutions we bring to both customers and suppliers,” added Randy Dearth, Senior Director at SK Capital.