“The food market is dynamic and competitive. Accordingly, consumers have high expectations in terms of refreshment and functionality. We have taken on the task of fulfilling these expectations. With our highly skilled team of beverage technologists, we guarantee innovations, develop successful concepts and enable their implementation in production.”


With its heavenly sweet fragrance, vanilla extract plays a prominent role in the production of foods, perfumes and pharmaceuticals. Vanillin, the key aromatic component of vanilla, is the most important flavouring worldwide, at least in terms of quantity.

The origin is decisive

The essence of vanilla is obtained from fermented vanilla pods. Most of the vanilla pods that we process come originally from the islands of Madagascar and Réunion. Nowadays other production regions in Indonesia, Africa and Mexico have reached approved sourcing status as well.

We cooperate exclusively with selected contractual partners who deliver high-quality source product in a sustainable way. As with any natural product, the quality and flavour substances of vanilla pods are influenced by climatic conditions and cultivation practices, which we subject to an auditing procedure.

No compromises in quality

We use special analysis methods for purity determination and our own extraction procedure for preparation. This ensures an optimum taste result and a sound basis for your success. Our product assortment includes:

  • natural vanilla flavourings
  • vanilla extracts
  • spray-dried vanilla extracts
  • vanilla preparations
  • bourbon-vanilla flavourings (liquid and dry extracts)

International Taste

We at Akras, offer tailor-made vanilla products to suit the different taste preferences in different places in the world. Studies show that the world’s most popular taste in vanilla is indeed differentiated. For example, children perceive the taste and fragrance of vanilla differently than adults. Therefore we have developed suitable products for different consumer groups and applications (ice cream, baked goods, etc.).