Our original laboratory in Montpellier marked the genesis of Antofénol when it was founded in 2014. This is where our innovative eco-extraction process was developed. Now focusing on microbiological testing and the approval process for our eco-extraction formulations, our Montpellier branch works closely with the various sectors that Antofénol supplies, as well as with the University of Montpellier, where our founder, Fanny Rolet, studied.
The Antofénol team soon felt cramped in its Montpellier premises and felt the need to establish a second production centre. After searching the whole of France, the company relocated to Brittany. The Plestan site, in operation since 2019, meets all of our needs, both in terms of energy supply and ceiling height, particularly for the installation of our drying towers. The site is home to our headquarters, our R&D laboratory and a pilot factory capable of producing our formulations in semi-industrial quantities. It is also at this site that we ascertain our customers’ requirements and extract various plant compounds according to their specifications. Here, we will continue to develop customised services for the cosmetics, nutraceutical and food industries.
The construction of the Le Thor site in the Vaucluse region marks Antofénol’s next stage of development. A production facility of more than 6,000 m² will soon enable the large-scale industrialisation of our innovative eco-extraction process. So, what’s so special about our new factory? We can produce all our formulations using eco-extraction with a zero-waste policy. At this site, the residues from our eco-extraction operations will be used to create energy which will then be reinvested to power the production process. We will employ 40 staff members at the start of the project in 2024, rising to between 50 and 80 employees over time.