LEADING THE FUTURE OF SWEET

Based in Guilin, Guangxi Province, China, Layn is a global leader in the vertically integrated production of premium quality plant-based sweeteners and natural flavors. With deep proven experience in the industry spanning over two decades, we offer market-leading expertise in the agriculture and science behind our products.
We are known for our sustainable farming partnerships offering full traceability, significant annual investments in R&D, agricultural innovation, global sales and formulation support, and the world’s largest high-potency plant-based sweetener manufacturing capacity.

MISSION

VISION

To provide the most effective, highest quality natural ingredients and solutions at unparalleled scale, supply chain security, and value to nourish people, pets, animals and the planet.

To be the world’s most admired innovator and manufacturer of natural botanical ingredients and solutions in care of people, pets, animals and the planet.

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Innovation. We are forward thinking and invest in research and development that offers timely, science-driven, efficacious ingredients and solutions that meet market needs.

2

Sustainability. We are stewards of our environment, responsibly managing, renewing, and conserving resources, respecting nature, preserving ecological balance for future generations.

3

Respect. We act with care toward people – our employees, business partners, customers, and communities, communicating honestly, embracing diversity, and valuing safety.

CORE
VALUES

4

Transparency. We operate ethically, with integrity and authenticity, throughout our offices, operations, and supply chains

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Excellence. We deliver the best quality with commitment and consistency.

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Reliability. We are dependable at scale, managing commitments, capacity, and our supply chain.
Learn more about Layn’s history and evolution, including the milestones that have made us a leading global supplier of natural sweetener solutions.

First Generation Facility

As co-founders, Mr. Jiang and Mr. Yao started as two Chinese farmers providing botanical raw materials and started to build first generation manufacturing facility.

1995

Second Generation Facility

Guilin Layn Corp. is officially established. Larger facility broadens product portfolio to include 80+ botanical extracts.

2000

2002 Second Generation Facility

Guilin Layn Corp. is officially established. Larger facility broadens product portfolio to include 80+ botanical extracts.

Layn Goes Public on Shenzhen Stock Exchange

Layn becomes first company to go public in China’s botanical extract industry, resulting in sufficient working capital for the continued investment in world-class manufacturing and technologies.

2007

2008 Layn initiates Stevia Sustainability Agricultural Program

Third Generation Facility

Facility upgrades include 16 fully automated GMP extraction lines, increased capacity and ability to focus on plant-based sweeteners.

2010

2011 Layn receives FDA GRAS Affirmation for both Monk Fruit and Stevia extract

Layn USA Established

Layn opens first overseas subsidiary company in Newport Beach, California, catering to North American customer needs. Year-end saw further expansion into the LATAM market.

2011

2014 Layn begins experimenting with dual harvests for both Stevia and Monk Fruit, anticipating sustainable dual harvests by 2020

2015 After 10 years of development, Layn increases Mogroside-V content in raw Monk Fruit from 0.3% to 0.5%

Layn USA Established

European sales division established, Layn Europe Srl., located in Savona, Italy, to keep up with the growing global demand.

2016

Fourth Generation Facility & Global Innovation Center

Layn opens the doors to fourth-generation, state-of-the-art facility with the world’s largest Stevia and Monk Fruit extract capacity. In the same year, Layn opens Global Innovation Center in Shanghai, China, to support global reformulation needs.

2017

2018 Layn establishes sales, marketing, and technical support in Latin America

HempRise in USA

Layn invests $70 million in US based, purpose-built CBD & hemp extracts production in Jeffersonville, Indiana.

2019

2019 TruGro® by Layn established to provide exclusive functional botanical ingredient solutions for pet and animal markets

Wagott Tea

Layn acquires Wagott Tea, largest exporter of green tea in China, to strategically broaden portfolio and service to customers.

 

2020

2021
Layn expands portfolio of Non-GMO Project Verified functional botanical ingredients portfolio

2022
First of its kind, industry leading online Botanical Ingredient Library established on Layn website

1995

First Generation Facility

As co-founders, Mr. Jiang and Mr. Yao started as two Chinese farmers providing botanical raw materials and started to build first generation manufacturing facility.

2000

Second Generation Facility

Guilin Layn Corp. is officially established. Larger facility broadens product portfolio to include 80+ botanical extracts.

2002 Second Generation Facility

Guilin Layn Corp. is officially established. Larger facility broadens product portfolio to include 80+ botanical extracts.

2007

Layn Goes Public on Shenzhen Stock Exchange

Layn becomes first company to go public in China’s botanical extract industry, resulting in sufficient working capital for the continued investment in world-class manufacturing and technologies.

2010

Third Generation Facility

Facility upgrades include 16 fully automated GMP extraction lines, increased capacity and ability to focus on plant-based sweeteners.

2011 Layn receives FDA GRAS Affirmation for both Monk Fruit and Stevia extract

2011

Layn USA Established

Layn opens first overseas subsidiary company in Newport Beach, California, catering to North American customer needs. Year-end saw further expansion into the LATAM market.

2014 Layn begins experimenting with dual harvests for both Stevia and Monk Fruit, anticipating sustainable dual harvests by 2020

2015 After 10 years of development, Layn increases Mogroside-V content in raw Monk Fruit from 0.3% to 0.5%

2016

Layn USA Established

European sales division established, Layn Europe Srl., located in Savona, Italy, to keep up with the growing global demand.

2017

Fourth Generation Facility & Global Innovation Center

Layn opens the doors to fourth-generation, state-of-the-art facility with the world’s largest Stevia and Monk Fruit extract capacity. In the same year, Layn opens Global Innovation Center in Shanghai, China, to support global reformulation needs.

2018 Layn establishes sales, marketing, and technical support in Latin America

2019

HempRise in USA

Layn invests $70 million in US based, purpose-built CBD & hemp extracts production in Jeffersonville, Indiana.

2019 TruGro® by Layn established to provide exclusive functional botanical ingredient solutions for pet and animal markets

2020

Wagott Tea

Layn acquires Wagott Tea, largest exporter of green tea in China, to strategically broaden portfolio and service to customers.

 

2021
Layn expands portfolio of Non-GMO Project Verified functional botanical ingredients portfolio

2022
First of its kind, industry leading online Botanical Ingredient Library established on Layn website

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COMPANY VIDEO

We invite you to view our company video for a behind the scenes look at the agriculture and infrastructure that supports Layn’s innovative and sustainable manufacturing process.
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