A global company

"Improving well-being by offering the best of nature"

A family-owned Group serving customers globally, Roquette is a leader in specialty food ingredients and pharmaceutical excipients. The products and solutions developed by the Group deliver proven technological, nutritional and health benefits precisely tailored to the pharma, nutrition, food and selected industry markets.
Roquette's offer is produced from plant-based raw materials such as corn, wheat, potatoes and peas.

Since its foundation over 80 years ago, the Group's growth has been based on innovation, a passion for the job and a commitment to achieve.

Roquette operates in over 100 countries, has a turnover of around 3.2 billion euros and currently employs more than 8,000 people worldwide.

Roquette group key figures

  • €3.2 bn Turnover
  • 8000 Employees
  • 45+ Nationalities
  • 20 Industrial sites
  • 40/year Patents
  • 1 Global commercial network
  • 300+ Research workforce
  • 100+ Countries
    Commercial presence
  • Today we are a global leader in the Food, Nutrition and Health market space. Through our products and solutions we contribute to improving the health and well-being of millions of consumers around the world.
    Edouard Roquette
    Edouard ROQUETTE
    Chairman of the Board
  • Working together with our different stakeholders, we at Roquette offer the best of nature to respond to an increasing Global demand for Food, Pharmaceutical and Industrial applications.
    Jean-Marc Gilson
    Jean-Marc GILSON
    Chief Executive Officer

From 1933 to the present day

A long-term entrepreneurial shareholder commitment
  • 1933
    Founded by Dominique & Germain Roquette
  • Today
    Owned by over 200 family shareholders
    from the 2nd to the 5th generation

A global Group
20 production sites
  • 1933

    Development in Europe:

    France (5), Spain (1), Italy (1),

    Germany (1), UK (1), Lithuania (1)

  • 1982
    Development in North America: USA (2)
  • 2001
    Development in Asia: China (4), South Korea (1)
  • 2012
    Development in India (3)

A structured commercial network
Sales representatives and agents or distributors throughout the world

Raw materials
  • 1933
    1st potato starch plant
    Creation of "Roquette Frères" at Lestrem (France)
  • 1946
    1st corn starch plant
  • 1986
    1st wheat starch plant
  • 2005
    1st pea processing site
  • 2008
    1st site for production of microalgae

Executive Office

  • Jean-Marc Gilson
    Jean-Marc GILSON
    Chief Executive Officer
  • Sophie Ancelin
    Sophie ANCELIN
    Senior Vice President
    Human Resources
  • Jeremy Burks
    Jeremy BURKS
    Executive Vice President
    Global Business Units & Commercial
  • Emmanuel De Geuser
    Emmanuel de GEUSER
    Executive Vice President
    Finance
  • Nathalie Joannes
    Nathalie JOANNES
    Senior Vice President
    Group General Counsel
  • Thierry Marcel
    Thierry MARCEL
    Senior Vice President
    Research & Development
  • Gianfranco PATRUCCO
    Gianfranco PATRUCCO
    Executive Vice President
    Global operations

Roquette Worldwide

Thanks to its global presence, Roquette is engaged to serve its customers internationally. 

The Group offers all its stakeholders a global offer, competitive everywhere, locally customized and with uniform standards. 

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  • September 13, 2017 Food nutrition FI ASIA 2017
  • September 12, 2017 Animal nutrition SPACE 2017
  • September 05, 2017 Industries - Paper and board PTS Coating Symposium 2017
  • July 30, 2017 Industries - Bio-industry SMIB 2017
  • July 12, 2017 Industries PTS Coating Symposium 2017
  • July 12, 2017 Industries - Paper and board Brochure: Get Higher Replace in latex replacement oxidized potato STABILYS® EVO
  • June 30, 2017 Animal - Petfood Roquette University pet food
  • June 23, 2017 Pharma - Oral dosage forms Case study: The most efficient directly compressible excipient for your effervescent tablets formulation
  • June 23, 2017 Pharma - Oral dosage forms Case study: Two-component simple platform for orally disintegrating tablet (ODT) application
  • June 23, 2017 Pharma - Oral dosage forms Case study: The excipient of choice for taste masking technology with Hot Melt Extrusion
  • June 23, 2017 Pharma - Oral dosage forms Case study: Advantages of film coating with a novel modified starch (disintegration time, dissolution profile)
  • June 23, 2017 Pharma - Oral dosage forms Case study: Immediate release film coating system for heat sensitive oral dosage forms
  • June 19, 2017 Industries How to reduce your costs and improve your profitability with plant-based ingredients…
  • June 07, 2017 Corporate Roquette invests €40 million in France to reinforce its global leadership in pea protein
  • June 07, 2017 Corporate Roquette invests €40 million in France to reinforce its global leadership in pea protein
  • June 06, 2017 Corporate “Acting and investing sustainably now makes sense more than ever!”
  • June 06, 2017 Pharma Expanding what’s possible with the right partner
  • May 31, 2017 Corporate Roquette signs agreement to acquire Itacel and reinforce its global leadership in the pharmaceutical industry.
  • May 31, 2017 Corporate Roquette signs agreement to acquire Itacel and reinforce its global leadership in the pharma industry.
  • May 26, 2017 Food nutrition Roquette showcased new food concepts inspired by consumer insights at Vitafoods 2017.
  • May 22, 2017 Food nutrition Roquette to feature latest innovations in Proteins, Fibers and Sugar Reduction
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