International Express Service

IES was created in 1993 by François-Patrick SABATER, our CEO, in the Provencal site of Marseille.

For 26 years, IES has been expert in the distribution of raw materials for professionals in the cosmetic, fragrance and flavor industries.

The head office is in the Marseille area, in the city of Allauch.  The distribution center and the administrative offices are located on this site. A sales team is also based in the Paris area, in Levallois-Perret. An office is also located in the United Arab Emirates in Dubai.

The History

  • 1993

    Creation of IES

    Distribution fragrance ingredients of Givaudan and Aromas Ingredients

    Distribution UV filters Parsol

  • 1994

    Distribution flavors ingredients of Givaudan

  • 2001

    Distribution UV filters and vitamins of Roche

    (after the commercial handover by Givaudan)

  • 2004

    Distribution UV filters and vitamins of DSM, after the sale by Roche

  • 2005

    Distribution Aromas Ingredients of DSM (Linanyl Acetate and Linalool)

  • 2007

    Distribution molecules from Ex-Quest, after the acquisition by Givaudan

  • 2014

    Distribution actives of DSM (Alpaflor and Pentapharm Portfolios)

  • 2015

    Distribution raw materials from Jiangsu Xinrui Aromatics Ltd

  • 2018

    Extension of fragrances ingredients Givaudan distribution area in EMEA

  • 2020

    Construction of our new factory, expansion of storage space

Our values and our certifications

IES has earned the trust of its clients by relying on four pillars:


Large storage capacity allowing a wide immediate availabitlity of products in our range.


We sale innovative, modern and up-to-date raw materials  that will meet your future needs.


Our partners are leaders in their respective markets.


Regulatory documentations, certificates, technical information.

Since November 2017, we have obtained ISO 9001 certification and have voluntarily and convincingly committed ourselves to a Corporate Social responsibility (CSR) approach.

The distribution

IES is the partner of prestigious manufacturers who are leaders in their markets. We are the exclusive distributor of :


DSM Personal Care, France, Belgium, Luxembourg & Monaco
DSM Aroma Ingredients, France, Spain, Italy, Germany, Switzerland, Belgium, Netherlands, Luxembourg, Latvia, Croatia & Turkey
Givaudan Fragrances Ingredients, EMEA area (Europe, Middle East & Africa)
Givaudan Flavors Ingredients, France, Belgium, Netherlands, Luxembourg, Spain & Italy
Jiangsu Xinrui Aromatics Ltd, France, Belgium, Netherlands, Luxembourg, Spain & Italy.


Our distribution area :

Cosmetic ingredients :
France, Belgium, Luxembourg & Monaco

Fragrance ingredients :
EMEA area

Flavors ingredients : France, Netherlands, Luxembourg, Spain & Italy