In 1871, Victor Mane was inspired by the exceptional beauty of the natural elements surrounding him, and began to produce fragrant materials from these regional flowers and plants. What began as a small distillery has since grown to represent one of the leading Flavours and Fragrances companies in the world.

Throughout its history, the company has continued to be managed by the Mane family. Victor’s sons, Eugène and Gabriel, modernised and developed the business internationally. In 1959, Eugène’s son, Maurice Mane, took the company reins, and successfully oversaw its continued growth until his retirement in 1995. He then became Chairman of the Supervisory Board, leaving his eldest son, Jean, to be appointed as President of the MANE Group, and his other son, Michel, President of the Americas Region. Samantha Mane, Jean Mane’s daughter, now serves as Director of the EMEA (Europe Middle East Africa) Region.