About Us

Vantage History

Since its inception in 2008, Vantage’s continued growth has been realized through a combination of focused commercial efforts, significant capital investment into our manufacturing assets, strategic entry into geographic markets and niche acquisitions to develop our leading portfolio of natural based specialty ingredients focused on personal care, food, consumer and industrial end markets.

Vantage is owned by H.I.G. Capital with a minority investment by The Jordan Company.  This strong financial backing provides Vantage access to capital to fuel its investment and growth.

Timeline of Events
Oleochemicals - First Vantage Site
Oleochemical manufacturing, formerly a Croda and UniQema site, becomes the first Vantage site, with headquarters in Chicago, Illinois.
Specialty Alkoxylates - Lambent Petroferm
Specialty alkoxylates, esters and surface treatment products are added, through acquisition of Lambent Petroferm, based in Gurnee, Illinois.
Personal Care - Lipo Chemicals
Personal Care becomes a key focus for Vantage through the acquisition of Lipo Chemicals, headquarterd in Paterson New Jersey, with 17 global commercial locations.
Desert Whale
A leadership position in jojoba oil and derivatives is established through the acquisition of Desert Whale Jojoba and its farm in Arizona and production facility in Tucson, Arizona.
Kosher Glycerin Refinery Added
A Kosher glycerin refinery is added to our Chicago facility, adding food-grade glycerin to our product offering.
Fatty Acid Separation Facility
A Fatty Acid separation facility is added to our Chicago site, significantly increasing our oleic acid capacity.
New Microencapsulation Facility
A new microencapsulation facility opens in Englewood, Ohio, along with white room manufacturing and small batch capabilities.
Vegetable Oil / Tallow Splitting Plant
A world-scale vegetable oil / tallow splitting plant is commissioned in Chicago.
Curoxyl™ and Curcylic™ clear skin solutions are acquired
Curoxyl™ and Curcylic™ clear skin solutions are acquired, expanding our Personal Care Actives product offering.
Expanded and Globalized its Jojoba Farming
Vantage expands and globalizes its jojoba farming by acquiring a majority share in Agrinsa, one of the world's largest jojoba farms located in Argentina.
Personal Care Headquarters Office and Applications Laboratory
Vantage opens its new Personal Care headquarters office and applications laboratory in Warren, New Jersey, moving from the former site in Paterson, New Jersey.
Acquisition of Resources of Nature
Vantage adds a wide range of unique specialty products to our Personal Care business through the acquisition of Resources of Nature, including actives, treated powders, dispersions, specialty pigments, emulsifiers, and sensory ingredients.
Acquisition of Mallet
Vantage acquires Mallet and Company, the market-leading North American provider of baking release agents, offering innovative products and capabilities to the food industry with a focus on R&D, technical service, and custom formulation and packaging capabilities.  The Company provides high-quality, process-critical ingredients that increase ingredient quality and efficacy and lower costs by reducing waste.
State-of-the-Art Alkoxylation Reactor
Vantage installs a state-of-the-art alkoxylation reactor at our site in Gurnee, Ilinois, providing capability to build more complex and higher viscosity alkoxylates.
Acquisition of B&B Tritech
Vangage expands its surface treatment product line to add de-paint applications by acquiring B&B Tritech, a leading global manufacturer of surface treatment solutions engineered for defense and commercial aviation markets.
Acquisition of Amarna
Vantage adds patented, next-generation water-based release agents to expand its release agent portfolio through the acquisition of Amarna, located in Delta, Colorado.
Acquisition of Leuna Tenside GmbH
Vantage establishes a European manufacturing footprint, while expanding its product offering in personal care, consumer care, and industrial applications, through the acquisition of Leuna Tenside GmbH, located in Leipzig, Germany.
Jojoba Spray Plant for Bead Manufacturing
Vantage adds a state-of-the-art jojoba spray plant for bead manufacturing to our Englewood, Ohio facility.
New Food Headquarters Office and Machine Shop
Vantage opens its new Food Headquarters office and machine shop in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Vantage Acquires Textron Plimon
Vantage acquires Spanish oils company, Textron Plimon, located near Barcelona, Spain, creating a leadership position in natural oils by adding a wide range of ingredients to our product offering along with a new, state-of-the-art manufacturing facility.
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