facde of the new CARAGUM headquarters and production unit in le Rove

The story of the moving to our new Headquarters in Le Rove

Chosen for its strategic location between Marseille-Provence Airport, the Aix-Marseille metropolitan area and the port of Fos-sur-Mer, Le Rove has assets that are ecologically compatible with the group’s vision and historical know-how. Indeed, the natural characteristics of this municipality, which is exemplary in terms of environmental protection (2,000 hectares classified as the largest preserved area on the “Côte Bleue”), are very close to CARAGUM International®’s businesses. For example, CARAGUM International® has specialized in hydrocolloid-based formulations, seaweed extracts and wood rosin for over 20 years. It was therefore a logical choice to establish our new headquarters in Le Rove.

2021 has kept us on course (+51%/2020) after several years of growth, the Marseille-based company is showing its ambitions with a tripled storage area for a 6500m2 plot, modernized production lines as well as two laboratories dedicated to the food and cosmetic divisions. For the future, the TUR family, which manages the CARAGUM International® group, wishes to pursue its will to provide natural and innovative solutions to satisfy its customers located in more than 50 countries around the world.

Insects house in CARAGUM garden
vegetal wall inside caragum building
new caragum patio and garden

This acquisition should lead the group towards a new virtuous cycle and ever higher objectives. First, CARAGUM International® wants to consolidate and strengthen its position in the wood rosin market. Secondly, to continue to assert its know-how to create more sustainable formulas. Finally, to be recognized as an important player in the cosmetic market through its range of natural polymers.

This new location will also allow the group to accentuate its transition and its positions in terms of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). With the help of its teams, consultants and partners, CARAGUM International® is laying the first stone of its strategic project “CARAGUM 2030”. We are now fully operational.

Photographs by Anaïs Boinnot Architecture