Our Company


$ 1.55  billion

At the heart of the food chain

Our mission:

Improve the food chain while protecting humans, animals and the environment.

A unique and respected position in China, the world's largest market

  • A quarter of our workforce
  • A third of our assets
  • A boost for research

A leader in animal nutrition

Adisseo is a global leader in animal nutrition with an annual revenue of $ 1.55 billion and more than 2,500 clients.

Our mission is to provide products and services for animal feed additives with the best guarantee of safety for people and the environment.

In 2006, we joined the Bluestar Group, which facilitated our access to the Chinese market, the world’s largest growing market.

A word from our president: Adisseo is unique

Adisseo is a unique company, committed to sustainable growth based on the development of its core expertise.

Adisseo has a unique profile – that of a medium-sized company, a subsidiary of a Chinese group, and because of its geography, a European-based company oriented towards Asian markets.

We’re also unique for our investments in both industry and research, guaranteeing a competitive and innovative product offering and service.

Lastly, we’re unique for our nutritional and industrial expertise, for our innovative programs, products and services, and beyond that, for the skill and commitment of the men and women at Adisseo.

Thanks to these strengths, Adisseo strives to be the partner of choice for animal nutrition. Its mission is to improve the food chain by assisting key actors in animal nutrition.

Jean-Marc Dublanc, CEO of Adisseo


Adisseo sells around the world

More than 1,900 employees across all continents


We innovate, manufacture and sell around the world.

Our group has more than 1,900 employees across all continents.

Asia’s highly promising market represented 10% of our sales in 2013 and represents 30% today.

Key dates

  • 1939

    The company Alimentation Equilibrée is created in Commentry, France by Marcel Lingot, a young graduate from the Ecole Polytechnique, passionate about nutrition and who was successfully able to synthesize methionine.

  • 1971

    The company is acquired by Rhone-Poulenc and turned into its Animal Division.

    From there, it was provided with solid scientific expertise that remains its trademark.

  • 2002

    Acquired by the investment fund CVC and renamed Adisseo, the company regained its independence, adopting rigorous and high-business standards.

    It streamlined its nutrition research activities by consolidating them in Commentry, France at the CERN (Centre for Expertise and Research on Nutrition).

  • 2006

    Adisseo joins BlueStar, the leading Chinese company for new chemical materials and specialty chemicals. Through this alliance, it gained strategic support and the ideal launching pad to take on the Asian market.

    This is the same year CINAbio is created, the biotechnology research and development center in Toulouse, France.

  • 2013

    Launch of the methionine unit in Nanjing, China. Its full integration makes this site unique.

    It includes all intermediate stages of methionine production onsite and has a surface area equivalent to 15 football fields.

  • 2015

    First international company to be listed at the Shanghai stock exchange.



Executive Committee

Jean-Marc Dublanc

Jean-Marc Dublanc

CEO of Bluestar Adisseo Nutrition Group Limited since 2010. UIC Board of Directors Member.

A graduate of the ESCP, Jean-Marc Dublanc began his career at Indosuez Bank and then joined the financial management of Rhone-Poulenc in 1981. He subsequently held senior operational and management positions in several subsidiaries in France and the USA. Before joining Adisseo, he was in charge of a subsidiary in the field of human nutrition. He joined Adisseo in 2006 as director of innovation, marketing and sales.

Vincent Deperrois

Vincent Deperrois

Chief Operating Officer with Adisseo since 2008.
General Director of Adisseo Nanjing.

Now based in China, Deperrois Vincent, 47, successively served as site manager at L’Oreal and then industrial director at Saint-Gobain for 3 years between 2005 and 2008.

He graduated from Ecole Polytechnique (1989) and ENSTA ParisTech (Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Techniques Avancées) (1991).

Jean-Jacques Lebrun

Jean-Jacques Lebrun

Innovation, Research & Development Director with Adisseo since 2013.

Jean-Jacques Lebrun conducted part of his career at Rhodia as Research & Development Director Europe and then as the Strategy, Research & Development Director of the Industrial Specialization Division.
He was previously the director of the CNRS laboratory.
He is a chemical engineer (Ecole Nationale de Chimie de Caen) and Doctor of Physical Chemistry (Pierre and Marie Curie University).

Gérard Deman

Gérard Deman

The Chairman of the management board at Adisseo and member of the board of directors and strategic advisor for BlueStar Group since 2010.

Gérard Deman has nearly 45 years of experience in the global chemical industry. In 1998 he joined the animal nutrition division of Rhone Poulenc as Director of Operations. Then in 2002, he took part alongside CVC at the leveraged buyout that gave birth to Adisseo. In 2006, he became president of Adisseo at its acquisition by BlueStar.

Hervé Alexandre

Hervé Alexandre

Director of Operations Europe – Director of Human Resources and Communication since 2013

Hervé Alexandre Adisseo joined Adisseo in September 2003 as Director of Human Resources. Previously, he held various positions as a consultant and/or Human Resources Director at Total, Hewitt Associates and the Suez Group.
He graduated from IEP Paris and holds a Masters in Business Law from the University of Paris X and a DEA (Diploma of Advanced Studies) in International Social Law from the University of Paris X.

Frank Chmitelin

Frank Chmitelin

Vice President of Sales and Marketing since 2013.

Frank Chmitelin began his career in 1989 at Sanders. After some time at Alltech, in 1994 he joined the Animal Nutrition Division of Rhone-Poulenc (now Adisseo) where he has held various positions in marketing and international sales management. He presided over FEFANA from 2009 to 2012. He graduated from the National School of Veterinary Lyon (1986), from Agro Paris Tech (1989) and earned an MBA from ESSEC (2000).


Adisseo in figures

Adisseo's 5 core values

Adisseo's 5 core values

  • Creativity that opens up new paths and new ways to succeed together.
  • A team mentality which keeps us united during our times of success as wells as during our times of challenge.
  • Integrity that means that between ourselves and with our customers and partners, our actions are consistent with our words and values.
  • Responsibility, each of us is an actor that contributes to company success. We encourage the spirit of determination, the sense of urgency, courage and delegation.
  • A results-oriented culture that drives our actions to be effective and measurable. We achieve success through the pursuit of performance, continuous improvement and listening to our customers.

More than one and a half billion in revenue

More than one and a half billion in revenue

In 2016, the revenue generated by Adisseo reached $ 1.55 billion.

2,500 customers worldwide

2,500 customers worldwide

Distributors, pre-mixers, food processors and producers: we have 2,500 customers throughout one hundred countries around the world.

More than 160 researchers

More than 160 researchers

Adisseo has more than 160 people dedicated to research. These researchers are spread throughout our various research centers at CINABio, CINACHEM, CERN, IDCAPS, CARAT-Analyse, CFP and Cinatech.

1,900 employees on five continents

1,900 employees on five continents

Adisseo has over 1,900 employees on 5 continents.

7 plants between 2 platforms

7 plants between 2 platforms

Our factories are located on two platforms. One in Europe with our major plants in Commentry, Roches Roussillon and Burgos. The other in Asia with the Nanjing plant.