AARAV Flavors and Fragrances Pvt. Ltd. (AFFPL) was incorporated in 2007. We are a family owned business based in Thane, India. Come learn what makes us special.

Board of Directors

At AFFPL, we believe commitment to good governance begins with experienced & diverse board of directors at the helm. The Board of Directors represents an optimum mix of knowledge, experience and expertise to guide the long-term success of the company.

Ajit Vaze


Ajit Vaze founded AFFPL in 2007 and has been CEO and MD since. He started his career as a perfumer at S.H. Kelkar and Company Limited in 1989.

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Anuradha Vaze


Anuradha Vaze is the founder and promoter of AFFPL. She represents the interest of the promoter family on the Board and maintains the balance between ownership and management.

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Ajit Deshmukh


Ajit Deshmukh founded Wizarth with a shared dream of creating a full service investment bank focused on cross-border transactions. He currently serves as the Director of Equirus Capital in Mumbai.

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Holger Hauenschild


Holger Hauenschild has been active in the flavor industry for over 35 years.

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Shailesh Deshmukh


Shailesh Deshmukh has over 28 years experience in the flavor and fragrance industry.

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AARAV House – AFFPL Head Office and Creative Center in Thane

Our corporate office and Creative Center is located in Thane, less than an hour’s distance from Mumbai airport. It is spread over an area of 55,000 square feet and equipped with state-of-the-art facilities. Our extensive database of essential oils and aroma chemicals, large market sample library and well equipped application laboratories ensure that our perfumers and flavorists have all the tools necessary to produce world class fragrances. Our advanced IT systems ensure seamless production and compliance with all safety and regulatory requirements. Input from our consumer insights team helps our customers stay ahead of trends with innovative products.

Production Facility at Wada

Our production facility is located in Wada, 60 kilometers from the head office, and is ISO 9001:2015 & 22000:2005 certified. It is equipped with advanced machinery and operated by highly trained workers to guarantee timely and accurate production. Our advanced material handling and coding systems make every batch traceable from start to finish. On site quality control ensures that all incoming and outgoing materials meet our safety and quality standards.

AARAV Ingredients at Pawane

Our multipurpose Ingredients facility is located in Pawane, less than 20 kilometers from the head office. It serves as a center for R&D as well as a small scale production facility with an annual capacity of 80 metric tonnes.

AARAV Suisse SA in Geneva



Our Values

  • Customers

    We listen to and learn from our customers, and are always seeking better ways of adding value to their products.We believe in long term partnership and investing in relationships to drive mutual growth.

  • Consumers

    We strive to improve the consumer experience by creating innovative products that delight the senses.

  • Innovation

    We believe that innovation drives growth, and knowledge drives innovation. Our culture encourages research and the free exchange of ideas throughout the company.

  • People

    We value our people. We invest in their personal growth for the benefit of the company, the individual, and society at large. We seek to positively impact our communities through public outreach and charitable programs.

  • Integrity

    We do not compromise on ethics. We honor honesty, confidentiality and fair play in all our relationships.We follow best practices and standards on quality, safety and the environment.

Our Strengths

  • Long term vision, long term relationships
  • Internal production of aroma chemicals and good relations with suppliers
  • Perfumers and flavorists whose creations are in many leading brands
  • Strong focus on bringing innovative products to market
  • Access to SMEs as well as multinational companies
  • Partnership with distributors in most major regional markets
  • Compliance with all major certifications, including IFRA, ISO 22000, Kosher, Halal and HACCP

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