The Sanaro SA Company was founded in Montreux by Charles Wunderli. From their beginning, the company manufactured sweeteners based on saccharin, a sherbet powder (Perly), medications and candy specialties (chocolate products with liqueur, fruit jelly, dextrose and peppermint pastilles).
The registered office of the company was relocated to Clarens (near Montreux).
Sanaro joined the international Klosterfrau Group and ceased the production of candy specialties and medications in order to dedicate themselves fully to manufacturing and packaging sweeteners.
The Assucra SA in Vouvry was founded and tasks were redistributed:
Sanaro SA took over the entire production and part of packaging while Assucra took care of the largest part of packing jobs. Therefore, there was lively goods traffic on the 16 kilometers between Clarens and Vouvry during the following 10 years.
The Assucra warehouses were enlarged.
Rational organization required that production and packaging take place at the same site: Awaiting the relocation of Sanaro SA, the production space of Assucra SA was expanded.
Sanaro relocated to Vouvry.
Sanaro SA merged with Assucra SA.
The administrative offices were enlarged.
SAP R3 was introduced and an interface to the production data acquisition system was created.
The production of Natreen was integrated.
The stevia production started.
Doypacks were introduced, meaning products would be packed into stand-up pouches with press-on fasteners.
Products were expanded by the food supplements sector.