Our Heritage

Our confidence to lead the future is built upon our solid foundation

Carbery Group Since 1965

100+ Years of Sustainable Vanilla Extraction

With more than 100 years of heritage in vanilla, our expertise and vanilla portfolio offer solutions across flavor declarations and formats, suitable for a variety of products. We offer authentic, independently sourced vanilla extracts and flavors of the highest quality, with sustainability always top of mind.

Dairy Heritage

We have been making some of the world’s finest cheese and whey protein products for the past 50 years. Understanding what aspects of dairy contribute to flavor development and delivery allows us to develop great-tasting, natural sweet, savory and dairy ingredients for a range of products.

Nutritional Expertise

Our understanding of whey protein and any associated flavor challenges is unrivaled. Synergy has a broad portfolio to support innovation in the nutrition market and using the same analytical and sensory techniques with flavor creation, we have solutions for a range of plant-based proteins.

Flavor Creation

Our custom taste solutions are tailored specifically to your product needs. Whether you want to neutralize off-notes or optimize core flavors across your product line, our food science experts act as an extension of your brand, providing insight and technical knowledge every step of the way.

Cross-Cultural Reach

A global company with a local heart, Synergy provides on-trend taste solutions to customers around the world. From Italian citrus to Asian tea, our global team provides the world on a plate for our local customers to tap into and inspire innovation to succeed across global regions.


Carbery Milk Products is formed – a partnership between Carbery Creameries (four West Cork dairy co-operatives) and Express Dairies, UK.


Construction of the West Cork facility nears completion.


Milk delivery commences and over 1,400mt of cheese is produced during the first year of production.


We become one of the world’s first processors to install ultra-filtration technology to produce whey protein concentrates.


An important year in the evolution of the company as it becomes 100% owned by the farmers of West Cork.


In conjunction with Ornua (formerly the Irish Dairy Board), we launch Dubliner Irish cheese.


We make our first acquisition in the flavour industry, acquiring Synergy Flavours, Twyford, UK.


We acquire a flavour ingredients company in Wauconda, USA – our first US acquisition.


We rebrand our Flavour acquisitions as Synergy Flavours.


We open a Taste commercial and technical centre in Brazil to serve this fast growing region.


We open a commercial and technical centre in Thailand to support the dynamic Southeast Asian Taste Market.


We become a founding industry partner of research consortium, Food for Health Ireland.


We expand our US Flavour business with the acquisition of beverage flavours expert Sethness-Greenleaf and natural extracts specialist Sensus.


We expand in Brazil to a new facility with flavour creation, flavour manufacturing and application laboratories.


We open an a new manufacturing facility in Thailand to service Taste customers and markets in the region.


We open a new headquarters for our US Flavours team featuring an innovation centre with flavour and application development, sensory testing and pilot plant facilities in Wauconda, Illinois, USA.


Removal of EU quotas sees an increase in cheese production.


We acquire Italian flavour company Janousek.


We open a €78m expansion project at our Ballineen HQ and begin producing mozzarella and grilling cheese for export and domestic food service markets.


We acquire Innova Flavors in Chicago and add savoury and snack flavours to our US portfolio.