ABOUT US

Important
global player

Cedarome built its excellent reputation as a producer and worldwide supplier of essential oils by sourcing the finest raw materials, building trained and skilled teams of specialists, and constantly investing in its secured facilities and Research & Development; all the while meeting the ever-changing demands of the different industries it serves. Our certifications and compliance are testimony to this effect. We are proud of our strong ties to our customers and our partner-producers. Working in synergy we attain our common goals. Today Cedarome is not only the most important business of its kind in Canada, and an increasingly important global player.

SECURED INSTALLATIONSCentralized, secured & certified

The company has come a long way from its original premise in the President’s grandmother’s garage.
In 2015, Cedarome centralized all its operations by moving into one, very large facility in Candiac (Quebec, Canada). As a result, increased efficiency and better lead time have definitely followed suit.

The expansive plant, warehouse, laboratories, and offices cover 122 400 ft2 (11 371 m2).

The secured installations follow strict regulations to ensure controlled quality and fast delivery across borders. Cedarome is proud to have the following certifications:

  • C-TPAT (Customs Trade Partnership Against Terrorism)
  • SQF (Safe Quality Food)

It is also a member or a partner with these programs:

  • ACS (Air Cargo Security of Transport Canada)
  • PIP (Partners In Protection – Private partners with Canada Border Services Agency)

Production installations are comprised of numerous distillation units for isolation, deterpenation and fractioning of essential oils into our different specialized product lines.

Our Quality Control and Research & Development departments house the complete array of equipment:

  • The Quality Control department has all the standard automated equipment for the measurement of color, relative density and refraction index, as well as the more advanced technical equipment required for more specialized analysis such as those for agricultural residues.
  • The Research & Development department performs gas and liquid phase chromatography and mass spectrometry using state of the art equipment. New R&D laboratories are scheduled to begin construction in Spring 2019, and will add over 5 000 ft2 (464 m2) of customized space for product and process development, with the latest in analytical equipment on its way.

Our certifications & compliance

PEP (Partenaires en protection – Secteur privé et Agence des services frontaliers du Canada)
C-TPAT (Customs Trade Partnership Against Terrorism)
Logo Safe Quality Food
Logo Pro-Cert Organic
REACH (Enregistrement, évaluation, et restriction des substances chimiques) de l’ECHA (Agence européenne des produits chimiques)
IFRA (International Fragrance Association)
Logo ADICQ_Association for development and Chemistry Innovation of Quebec
Halal certifcate Logo
Canada's Kosher certifcate Logo

Our specialized personnel

Mahdi Chaouchi, MSc
Mahdi Chaouchi, MSc
FORMULATION SPECIALIST

Heads the formulation team. Mahdi holds two Masters in Chemistry, one at Université Paris XI and a 2nd Master at École Nationale Supérieure du Pétrole et des Moteurs.

Mario Ménard
Rose Mary Daniele, BSc
MANAGER, QUALITY ASSURANCE

Rose Mary specializes in biochemistry and has over 20 years of experience in quality assurance. She oversees certifications such as organic & CTPAT.

Françoise Crabalona
Françoise Crabalona
PERFUMER

A true French perfumer from Grasse. Françoise has been with Cedarome for over a decade helping us serve the fragrance industry.

Mario Ménard
Mario Ménard
DIRECTOR, PRODUCTION

Part of the original cast. Mario started on the floor and more than 30 years later, he is still rallying the troops.

Brigitte Vachon, BSc
Brigitte Vachon, BSc
QUALITY CONTROL MANAGER

With over 15 years’ experience in Quality Control, Brigitte oversees the QC laboratory.

Audrey Brown
Audrey Brown
DIRECTOR, QA, COMPLIANCE & CONTINOUS IMPROVEMENT

Holds a Masters in Food Science and Chemistry from McGill University (Montréal). Audrey is our Compliance and Continuous Improvement Specialist.

Mesmin Mekem, PhD | Chemist
Kaan Polatoglu, PhD
SPECIALIST, RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT

Kaan has a PhD in Organic Chemistry. A Scientific author, he specializes in the structural identification of compounds in natural products and chemotypes.

Mesmin Mekem, PhD | Chemist
Anne Desjardins, LL.B.
LEGAL COUNSEL, SPECIAL PROJECTS

Anne holds a bachelor’s degree in law. She works closely on several special projects. Anne is fluent in French, English and Mandarin.

Mesmin Mekem, PhD | Chemist
Sarah-Audrey Crépin, BA, DESS
SENIOR COORDINATOR, SUPPLY CHAIN

Sarah-Audrey is a purchasing assistant and she tracks the supply of raw materials from suppliers around the world.

Mesmin Mekem, PhD | Chemist
Mesmin Mekem, PhD
CHEMIST | R&D SPECIALIST

Mesmin has a doctorate in Chemistry of Natural Substances from University of Hambourg in Germany.

Florentina Grigorescu, MSc | Chemist
RECEPTIONIST
CHEMIST | R&D SPECIALIST

Neng is the person who welcomes and directs you. For more than 10 years, Neng has collaborated with several departments and she is greatly appreciated.

Florentina Grigorescu, MSc | Chemist
Florentina Grigorescu, MSc
CHEMIST | R&D SPECIALIST

Holds a degree in Organic Chemistry. Florentina has been overseeing processes and advanced chemical analyses at Cedarome for over 20 years.

Florentina Grigorescu, MSc | Chemist
Nancy Tremblay
BILLING CLERK

Nancy has been a pillar in the transport sector for almost 20 years. She rigorously oversees all that relates to invoicing, transport and exports.

Contact us

Address

21, rue Paul-Gauguin
Candiac Qc J5R 3X8
CANADA