Family and History

the power of time

Founded in 1797, the Charbonneaux company initially produced soap before gradually shifting its focus towards denaturing alcohol.

Over time, under the guidance of the Charbonneaux family, the company’s activities evolved, with six generations leading the business from 1797 to 1962.

In 1962, Charbonneaux joined the Brabant family group, a major player in alcohol distillation.

The acquisition of Société Gouthière Detré, a vinegar producer, in 1966, followed by Maison Florida in 1975, marked the beginning of Charbonneaux-Brabant’s expansion into the food sector.

The company continued to grow, becoming a leading player in the manufacturing of vinegars, mustards, oils, mayonnaises, and sauces while preserving the art of local traditions and French terroir.

As a true ambassador of French gastronomy, Charbonneaux-Brabant distributes its products in over 80 countries.

With a strong history and family ownership, Charbonneaux Brabant is committed to a sustainable vision driven by a strong social, societal, and environmental consciousness (certified PME+).