The dream of a visionnary pioneer

In 1952, in a small town of Brittany in France, a simple miller called Jean Guyomarc'h launched his company specialized in food products for poultry. His vision that was about to revolutionize French habits of consumption was inspired by Americans who were eating turkey all year long. He then was the 1rst in France to launch edible product formats made from poultry which could easily be distributed in supermarkets: the commercial brands "Père Dodu" and "Galina" were born.

An avant-garde approach to sustainability

Frugal by nature and culture, Jean Guyomarc'h's obsession was to find new ways to avoid any kind of waste on the whole line of production. Thus, every single part of the animals has to be consumed, one way or another! That is how he had the brilliant idea to transform the leftovers into natural, valuable food extracts.

Transcending nature's gifts

As a passionate innovator, Mr. Guyomarc'h was constantly seeking new products, pushing his exploration further and further. From new natural extracts to diversity his activity to new synergies, he aquired new businesses, regrouped under a common banner named DIANA in 1990. An acronym meaning in French "Division des Ingrédients Alimentaires Naturels" (Natural edible ingredients' division).

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2016

Acquisition of majority stake in Probi (Sweden), leader in probiotics / Acquisition of Nutracanada (Canada) specialized in Cranberry extract

2014

Diana acquired by the Symrise Group

2013

Acquisition of Confoco S.A. (Ecuador) and Confoco International (UK) / Opening of a new Pet Food plant in Russia

2012

Sales office in China / New Pet Food production plants in Canada, in Oklahoma (USA), and in South Africa / Acquisitions of Ecuaproteins S.A. (Ecuador), Arômes de Chacé (Europe), Food vegetable business Pacific Pure Aid in Oregon (USA)

2011

Creation of an R&D center of excellence in Rennes, France / Creation of AquaSea Costa Rica / Acquistion of MAP Technologies (UK)

2010

Sales offices in Russia and in Canada

2009

Sales offices in Chile and in South Africa / Opening of SPF Thailand / New Plant SPF Argentina

2008

Sales office in Japan / Biofrut becomes DN Chile

2007

Sales office in Thailand / Creation of SPF South USA / Acquisition of Biofrut in Chile

2006

Creation of Aquativ / Creation of SPF Hungary

2005

Sales office in China

2004

Sales offices in Asia and in Colombia / Acquisition of Villers in France

2003

Sales office in the US / Creation of SPF Mexico

2002

Creation of SPF UK, SPF Spain and SPF Australia / Sales office in China

2000

Acquisition of Mondovi Foods

1998

Creation of SPF Argentina

1997

Creation of Pet Food (SPF)

1997

Creation of SPF Brazil

1990

Creation of Diana

Our ambition: improve quality of food and life for people

As a pioneer specialized in natural based solutions, our ambition is to improve the quality of food and therefore, people's quality of life.

We aspire to push further the boundaries of knowledge and innovations in the health and nutrition fields, creating a real asset of differentiation and competitiveness for our clients.

Innovation is our main driver to grow and we have created in 2016 Diana Nova, a structure dedicated to the innovation in the health & nutrition sectors.

Our strategy is based on 3 levers: growth, efficiency and diversity when it comes to our portfolio to boost our competitiveness and expand our market position.