The PROVA house
Founded in 1946, PROVA is a medium-sized, family-owned company that specializes in the production of sweet brown extracts and flavors. The company employs more than 300 people, and exports all over the world. PROVA’s global headquarters are in France along with production and packaging capabilities and a Research Center.

A family of a family

1946

Innovation

PROVA was founded by Jacqueline and Marcel Acat and their partner Hugo Oller. They based their invention on a patent for the extraction of oil-soluble vanilla in Montreuil, Paris.

1963

Boldness

Daniel Acat, Jacqueline and Marcel Acat’s son, joins the company. For 50 years he never stopped innovating, investing, and developing PROVA in France and abroad.

1993

Deployment

Muriel Acat, Daniel’s daughter, joins the PROVA. She modernizes, builds structure, strengthens governance, implements corporate culture, while helping PROVA grow in its specialties. In 2008 Muriel begins leading the company and in 2022 gains Women’s Business Enterprise (WBE) certification.

PROVA in numbers & in the world

PROVA began its international expansion very early on with distribution subsidiaries and Flavor Application Laboratories in European countries and in other regions like America and Asia.
Prova
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COUNTRIES
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7
LABORATORIES
APPLICATIONS
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SUBSIDIARIES
4
FACTORIES
2
CENTERS
R&D

INNOVATION at the heart of our DNA

Always on the lookout for new raw materials and innovative solutions,
throughout our history, we have never ceased to combine our know-how to help our customers
sublimate the taste of their products and provide solutions to their formulations.

vanilla sugar
1946

Vanilla sugar

Marcel and Jacqueline create vanilla sugar with Madagascar vanilla extract, an intense taste that seduces bakers, pastry chefs and chocolatiers to this day.

cocoa butter
1973

Vanilla extract on cocoa butter

Daniel Acat invents vanilla extract on cocoa butter. The goal of this innovative technology is to facilitate the dosing and integration of vanilla extract into chocolate for a turnkey solution.

Bakery
1988

Provanil®

The creation of Provanil® is a technical and economical vanilla alternative intended for industrial chocolate and cookie making.

1992

Cocoa extract

Offering to solve the many technical challenges of our customers, our cocoa extracts, with an authentic and powerful cocoa taste, adapt to all applications and constraints of the different segments.

PROVA is committed!

Since our foundation, we have remained true to our values.
We have never ceased to delight our customers' customers with tasty products
and to care for the earth and its people.

1995

Certified organic range

A never before seen product in the extracts and brown flavors market – this is an example of our constant commitment to innovation.

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1996

Creation of the Food Service department

Created to provide all our flavor expertise to pastry chefs and restauranteurs. In 2013, this department became PROVA Gourmet.

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2013

The birth of the NGO VDB

The goal of the NGO VDB (Durable Vanille Bemanevika) is to support Vanilla growers and their community.

2020

Launch of our CSR program

CSR has always been at the heart of our history; Care&Act allows us to strengthen and concretize our approach to our commitment.

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