5 Lawrence Street
Bloomfield, NJ 07003, USA
Phone: 973-748-8980 • Fax: 973-680-9618
Berjé is a family-owned business that has been in operation
for over six decades. The company’s origins and strengths lie in a
profound understanding of the supply and quality of the diverse
raw materials consumed by the flavor and fragrance industries.
This base was expanded upon more than two decades ago to include fragrances and now includes botanicals and nutraceuticals.
Kim Bleimann- Chairman, CEO
David Herbst- President
Barry Dowles- Executive Vice President
Frank Mara- Senior Vice President, Plant & Operations, Fragrance
Fernand Sirvent- Senior Vice President, Global Product Management
Marc Parrilli- Vice President, New Product Development
Bill Ludlum- Vice President, Business Development
Company headquarters, our raw materials repository, and our manufacturing operation are located in central New Jersey, with satellite
warehousing in the Midwestern United States and Los Angeles.
Rapid supply is easily achieved throughout both the United States
and a vibrant export market that now reaches more than 60 countries. Greater than thirty percent of our products are exported to
every continent except Antarctica. The company’s unparalleled raw
material expertise is centered on the supply of essential oils and aromatic chemicals and is supported by our long-standing relationships with a worldwide network of established producers, which
ensures the greatest prospects for uninterrupted supply in markets
that are often volatile and unpredictable.
Berjé enjoys an international reputation as a reliable source not
only for mainstream products, but also for the obscure raw materials that often provide the unique twist required by perfumers
and flavorists in the endless search for novel effects. This position
allows us to offer a diverse palette of products at competitive pricing. In 2003 Berjé Trakia was formed in Plovdiv Bulgaria for the
manufacture and sourcing of Natural essential oils from this important producing area. We have completed our eighth year of
Rose Oil and Lavender Oil production, which helps to guarantee
consistent supply and pure quality.
In 2009, the Whole Herb Company of Sonoma, CA joined the Berje
family of companies, adding an extraordinary new chapter to Berje’s
expanding story. This strategic partnership allows existing and
prospective customers of both companies to access the finest herbs,
spices, botanicals, nutraceuticals, and essential oils on the market.
Berjé’s manufacturing capabilities include blending, filtering, decolorizing, fragrance compounding, and custom formulation. Our
network of contract manufacturers for distillation and reaction
chemistry is well established.
Berje has established many unique relationships with a number
of companies who have proprietary offerings, thus allowing us to
expand our range of products and services and include several
truly innovative raw materials and product lines. Included within
this group are Sensient Natural Origins Counter Current oils and
CO2 extracts; mints, enhanced by a working partnership with FD
Copeland UK- a worldwide leader in mint processing; and an
arrangement with Miltitz in Germany, which gives us access to a
wider range of distillation and reaction chemistry and offers several fine flavor and fragrance materials to the American market.
Berjé maintains within its Bloomfield facility arguably one of the
largest inventories of raw materials within the United States.
This strong inventory position allows for efficient raw material
supply and fragrance compounding turn around time, accommodating our customers just-in-time inventory requirements.
Over 3000 aromatic chemicals and virtually every commercially
viable essential oil are stocked.
Both service and quality are obsessions at Berjé. All inbound raw
materials are subjected to extensive quality control, where not only
physical variables are monitored, but also composition is evaluated
by gas chromatography and mass spectrometry. With our many
additional in-house quality assurance tools, such as refractive index,
specific gravity, optical rotation, flash points, head space analysis
and a variety of wet analysis capabilities, we make every attempt to
identify anomalies that would affect our customers’products. Specific issues may arise that require outside technical services such as
but not limited to carbon dating or biological testing. Berjé has an
established network of facilities capable of completing such tasks.
Our full service includes packaging options, dedicated inventories,
technical support, regulatory guidance, and much more. We also
have our organic certification in place for this growing segment of
our industry. Please contact us to review your raw material needs,
assess market activity, or research a technical or regulatory problem. At Berjé, our day begins with your inquiry. It ends with your