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The Linnea plant was built in 1980 by an Italian entrepreneur. The existing production facilities were converted from a chemical to a phytochemical plant, specializing in botanical extractions and semi-synthesis processes . The company was named Linnea with reference to Carl Nilsson Linnaeus.

In 1990 Linnea was acquired by a Joint Venture of Schwabe (Schwabe.de) and Ipsen (Ipsen.fr). The new shareholder invested new capital to develop Linnea’s production capacity and to improve quality and safety standards.

During the last 10 years, Linnea has strengthened its position in the global API and Botanical Extracts markets as a result of our commitment to quality and our constant focus to the evolution of the international demands.