Rousselot was founded in France in 1891 by Edouard Rousselot. From our very beginning as a family-owned business, our commitment to high-quality, safe products, enabled us to develop an understanding of gelatin and related ingredients – both operationally and technologically – that is unparalleled throughout the world. Today, our company offers the widest range of gelatins available. With facilities, sales offices and on every continent, Rousselot is the world’s largest name in gelatin, a traditional ingredient used in the pharma, food and nutrition. In 2002, Rousselot became a part of VION Ingredients, a worldwide leader in the development and production of specialty ingredients from animal origin. Six years later, we strengthened our global position by acquiring Peptan, now the world’s leading collagen peptide brand.
In 2014, along with VION Ingredients, we became a part of Darling Ingredients, the world’s largest producer of sustainable natural ingredients from edible & inedible organic residuals and a respected global leader in repurposing. The roots of Darling Ingredients go back to 1882 and the founding of rendering company Ira C. Darling & Company in Chicago, Illinois, which over the years was to evolve into today’s Darling Ingredients.
With a legacy of over a century, Darling Ingredients has emerged as a global leader and innovator in the field of sustainable organic ingredients, providing quality products and services to processing industries around the world. Our critical and environmentally safe solutions for the removal and sustainable use of agricultural, industrial and food by-products help protect the food and feed chains, keep people and animals safe, and benefit people, businesses and the environment.
Over the years, Darling Ingredients has expanded its business from traditional rendering operations to include a wide range of innovative residuals-to-resources services around the world. In January of 2014, Darling Ingredients expanded its operations to span five continents. We now offer a global portfolio of over 400 products and services for the food, feed, fuel and pharmaceutical industries that are used in businesses and homes around the world every day.
Read more about Darling Ingredients’ 100-year journey of innovation
Building an international presence
Foundation of Rousselot
Rousselot founded in France by Edouard Rousselot (family-owned company)
Isle-sur-la Sorgue, France
Part of Elf Sanofi
Rousselot becomes part of Elf Sanofi
Dubuque, Iowa, USA
Rousselot becomes part of SKW
VION acquires Rousselot business from SKW
Amparo and Presidente Epitacio
Peptan brand and business
January: Darling International acquires VION Ingredients, including Rousselot
- May: Darling International Inc. changes its name to Darling Ingredients Inc.