Nature & Technologies

More than 180-year expertise in precious raw materials processing equipment (design, commissioning and servicing)

Creation of Tournaire
  • 1833

    Joseph Tournaire establishes his craft activity in a small workshop in Grasse

  • 1950

    Deployment in the pharmaceutical agrochemical markets

International expansion & technology portfolio broading
  • 1961

    The first floating-filter extractor was designed by Gilbert Tournaire and installed in the TOMBAREL perfumery in Grasse

  • 1970

    Development of export and entry into the Asian and Middle Eastern markets

  • 1984

    First supercritical CO2 extraction unit and first Agitated Filtering Bottom Extractor, a technology with a significant reduction of the ecological footprint

  • 1992

    First automatic Filtering Bottom Extractor

  • 1994

    First dryer for pharmaceuticals delivered to SOCHINAZ

  • 2000

    First complete automated turnkey unit

  • 2010

    First pilot subcritical water extractor. Patented

Development of services
  • 2015

    Arrival of Franck Bardini as COO

  • 2019

    Preparation of the spin-off of the equipment business, incorporated into and legal entity : Tournaire Equipment SAS. Effective spin-off completed January 1st 2020

  • 2020

    Launch of WiNatLab, a collaborative intelligence solution to reduce clients’ time-to-market

  • 2021

    Tournaire Equipement joins the ADF Group in July 2021

  • 2023

    Tournaire Equipment becomes Nature & Technologies

Founded in Grasse in 1833, Tournaire was originally specialized in natural raw material processing equipment.

Through several phases of mechanization (1950), industrialization (1960) and automation (1980), Nature & Technologies has been able to design and manufacture new units to broaden its unique and innovative portfolio.

Recently, Tournaire Equipment put a strong focus on Natural market applications and development of new tailored services solutions.

  • WinatLab
  • WinatLab
  • WinatLab