Mane SA is a major producer of flavors and fragrances with sales of €263 million in 2005
V. Mane Fils was founded in 1871 when Victor Mane started producing fragrant materials from regional flowers and plants. Victor Mane's sons Eugène and Gabriel took over the business and developed it internationally between 1916 and 1958. In 1959, Maurice Mane took over from his father Eugène and diversified into the growing flavorings market for the food industry. In 1995, Maurice Mane retired to become Chairman of the Monitoring Committee and his son Jean took over as President
of the company.