Artiste Flavor Essence (d.b.a. Artiste), the service-oriented, entrepreneurial flavor and fragrance specialty ingredient company, has announced that it has formalized a strategic alliance with Bestino Natural Oils Sdn Bhd, based in Ipoh, Malaysia.
According to Artiste principal Joe Raimondo, "The relationship is a win-win for both organizations. Bestino gains a dedicated product representative in North America, while Artiste is able to secure regionally-exclusive access to a reliable supplier of premium fragrance ingredients. Artiste will immediately begin offering its clients the unique products and capabilities that Bestino has to offer—high quality, locally and organically grown, fresh raw materials including vanilla oil, sandalwood, jasmine, patchouli, and more—all produced utilizing a unique inert gas, ambient temperature process."
Artiste's business model centers on discovering key indigenous producers of raw materials for flavors and fragrances wherever they exist in the world. The company then works to forge long-term agreements with selected sources, such as Bestino, who can supply point-of-difference ingredients that drive originality and success in today's rapidly-evolving consumer product markets.
Joe Raimondo continues, "Bestino shares Artiste's commitment to sustainable production methods and a desire to work in concert with local growers and the cultures and communities they support. A strong, strategic network of specialty ingredients suppliers such as Bestino differentiates Artiste from the standpoint of its customers."
Artiste's customers include a wide range of food, beverage and scented products manufacturers, as well as business-to-business flavor and fragrance companies. In addition to world-wide supplier relationships, the company maintains partnerships which provide access to specialized talents and resources. These permit Artiste to provide comprehensive research, applications and formulations capabilities—along with a full product range and competitive pricing—on a par with larger competitors.
As a small, expert company which is passionate about their products, partners and business values, Artiste is leading a bold movement in the flavor and fragrance industries. In a marketplace driven by experience, innovation and reputation, the personable style of a proven creative force like Joe Raimondo has found a niche, and is growing one ingredient and one relationship at a time.
About Bestino Natural Oils Sdn Bhd
Bestino Natural Oils Company, based in Ipoh, Malaysia, founded by Mr. Y M Chong is dedicated to providing the finest natural plant extracts and oils in the world, from a wide range of high quality, locally grown, organic, fresh raw-materials.
Artiste Flavor Essence (d.b.a. Artiste) is a service-oriented, entrepreneurial flavor and fragrance specialty ingredient company. Through its network of partnerships, Artiste offers its clients an integrated branding program which includes strategic marketing support and visibility in the markets they want to build. Artiste prides itself on the ability to become an integrated part of the customer's team, satisfying the strictest expectations of performance and quality, while always being accountable to the customer's cost parameters and constraints.