Who we are


Sethness Products Company and Roquette Frères cooperated in 2004 to create Sethness-Roquette, a joint venture specializing in the production of Caramels.

Sethness Products Company (established in 1880 in Chicago USA) is the leading global producer of Caramel Colours, and Roquette Frères (established since 1933 in Lestrem, France) is one of the largest international manufacturers of starch-based products and derivatives.

These two family business are natural partners thanks to their expertise and their complementary high standards in terms of quality, innovation, food safety and sustainable development.

Sethness-Roquette is the perfect combination of these two knowledgeable companies and has achieved a leading position in the Caramels market.


With its totally automated plant - the most modern and efficient in the world - and its analysis and research laboratories, Sethness-Roquette possesses all the infrastructures, human resources and managers needed to respond to a growing demand in the market, both in Europe and throughout the world.

Located in northern France close to Roquette Frères' largest starch processing site, Sethness-Roquette has efficient and rapid access to all European regions, and is ideally situated close to the major European ports to reach Africa, the Middle East and Russia.

Sethness-Roquette's geographical location thus guarantees rapid and reliable deliveries for its customers.


Sethness-Roquette provides a wide range of Caramel Colours, Burnt Sugars, Aromatic Caramels and Brewing Syrups designed for numerous applications, such as soft drinks, beers, spirits, confectionery and dairy products.

Sethness-Roquette's aim is to always meet customers' specific requirements by proposing high quality products and impeccable premium customer service.

Our motto is to offer quality, consistency, variety and service, which meet our customer's high expectations.

+A global presence/partner companies

In order to meet its customers' requirements in several continents, Sethness-Roquette draws on considerable technical and commercial facilities with other Sethness and Roquette joint ventures which specialize in Caramel production, thus guaranteeing both global coverage and a regional service.

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