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1978

Richard Thorp and Aaron Greenfield establish Greenfield Thorp Company (GTC) as an ingredient broker.

1980

GTC hires its first full time office employee, Ricki Matz, who remained Office Manager and Supervisor of the Customer Service team of 20+ employees until her retirement in 2013.

1988

Don Thorp, son of founder Richard Thorp, retires from
his NFL career to join GTC
as a full time employee.

1989

Dan Thorp, son of founder
Richard Thorp, joins GTC as
a full time employee.
Greenfield Thorp buys its first desktop computer. 

1992

Greenfield Thorp Company officially becomes "Premium Ingredients International Ltd." by original founder Richard Thorp, as well as brother Jack and sons Don and Dan Thorp.

1994

Dan Thorp relocates to Utah
to establish the first U.S.
regional office to better serve
customers in the Western U.S.
In Illinois, Premium Ingredients
moves from Chicago to
Bensenville for its first joint
office and warehouse location.

1995

Ron Juergens, current co-owner, joins Premium Ingredients. The second U.S. regional office opens on the East Coast in Cranford, NJ, presently relocated to South Plainfield, NJ.

1997

Premium Ingredients enters the flavor industry and launches the Flavor Savor brand to distribute a broad range of flavor formats.

2002

Expands global
operations by
acquiring AMC
Chemical in the
United Kingdom.
This location in
London is established
as the European
head office.

2005

In-house R&D applications laboratory opens at headquarters in Carol Stream, IL, USA. The R&D lab is used to provide technical support for product development and enhancement, as well as quality assurance.

2008

Expands North American operations with the acquisition
of Bulk Pharmaceuticals in
Canada. Premium Ingredients
also gains exclusive U.S.
distribution agreement with NutraSweet®.

2009

Exceeds 100 employees!
Enters animal nutrition
market by acquiring Crest
Feed Flavors. Installs
particle-size reduction facility
at corporate head
quarters in Carol Stream, IL.

2010

U.S.A.: Expands aroma chemicals & essential oils product portfolio with addition of PureSource. Establishes distribution for Kalama Chemical, Teawolf® & PureCircle®.
Europe: Establishes distribution for Beijing Gingko Group. Expands sales representation into Germany.

2011

European head office expands with sales representation in Madrid, Spain. Global
integration effort leads
Premium Ingredients to
change company name to Prinova.

2012

Prinova continues
growing with new
Benelux & France office,
as well as U.S. Prinova
Solutions liquid
blending facility, and
expanded R&D
Application laboratory. Also
receives BRC Grade A
Certification for all Food 
Manufacturing Facilities. 

Our Story

How We Began. Who We’ve Become.
Our rich history and dynamic growth has led us to where we are today.

Through the years, one thing remains the same, and that is the value we place on relationships. It is these lasting business partnerships, industry contacts, and dedicated people who have created the foundation of our company.

Take a look through our timeline as we share our story with you.

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