Our Story2020-02-03T08:53:15+00:00

Our Story

The Story behind our Spice Family

1999

Raf Nonneman established “Raf Nonneman Business Development”, a trading company providing direct shipments from origin for herbs and spices.

2003

ESS was established in partnership with the Kutas family, covering a larger range. Gradually various dehydrated vegetables and capsicums entered the product range.

2008

With a quick growth in demand for Chinese spices and AD vegetables, ESS established a sourcing office China Spice Services (CSS) in China. Quality inspection and supply chain developments became central values. Soon after, CSS became an international sales office for global sales.

2013

ESS acquired EKO service, a toll processing plant near Brussels.

2018

ESS expanded its warehouses in Gellingen to keep ready-to-ship stocks for the European market.

2019

Olivier Nonneman, next generation of the owners, joined CSS in Shanghai. Under the wings of General Manager Geraldine Zhu, he strengthens the ties in China and develops better supply of food safe garlic, onion, bell pepper , spices, and dehy vegetables. His main focus lays on Asia Pacific and other emerging markets.

2023

25% of our top 3 products (garlic, bell pepper and oregano) will be sourced in a sustainable manner.

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