history of Nexira

Enhancing health and nutrition

for over a century

As a pioneer in natural ingredients since 1895, our experts travel around the world to source key ingredients of natural origin.

1895

Creation of Etablissements Charles Dondain

Trading company founded in Marseille by Charles Dondain importing and exporting natural raw materials mainly sourced in Africa.

 
1945
iranex

Iranex, which moved to Rouen in 1975, has become a global leader in the development of natural texturizing ingredients for the food and pharmaceutical industries.

 
1987
CNI

World leader in Acacia Gum.

 
1988

Serqueux Plant

The company became the first one to invest in acacia gum processing with the acquisition of Serqueux plant.

 
1997
Starlight by Nexira

Expertise in sourcing natural raw materials for food and fragrance industries.

 
2008

Bio Serae Laboratoires

Premium botanical ingredients for the nutraceutical & dietary supplements market.

 
2008
Afritec Ingredients

First Acacia gum processing factory in African continent.

 
2011
nexira innovation inspired by nature

New era of growth and development with the merging of all companies under Nexira identity.

 
2012

Tournay Biotechnologies

Strengthening our Know-How in botanical extracts purification

 
2019

Partnership with Synthite in India

With the opening in 2019 of a new Spray Dryer tower in Marudur, Tamil Nadu, Nexira can supply large quantities of spray-dried acacia gum.

 
2020

125 years of success