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Oterra is the largest provider of naturally sourced colors worldwide. Our expertise lies within creating natural colors for food, beverage, dietary supplements and pet food.


Oterra, an EQT portfolio company, launched its first color in 1876 and has continuously grown ever since. During all this time, we’ve utilized the power of nature’s true colors and championed that natural is best. We have an unrivalled expertise in colors for food, beverage, dietary supplements, pet food and help manufacturers bring appealing products to consumers around the world. We empower our partners to meet the demand for safe, sustainable and natural food on our journey together towards natural. Every day over 400 million people consume at least one product that contain our colors in it.

People and Culture

At Oterra we are on an exciting growth journey where no two days are alike. We are a dedicated team of professionals around the world united in our belief that nature got it right the first time and that no one knows natural colors like us. We bring an entrepreneurial mindset in our daily work life, with a flat structure, high standards and at the same time a pragmatic and hands-on approach. We all chip in when and where it is needed, enjoy a good laugh and an operational approach to support our business agenda. We love to learn and genuinely find our purpose and passion in continuously improving our organization.

Our headquarter is in Hoersholm, Denmark, and we have production sites in Europe, Latin America and the US and more than 800 team members in 30 countries, serving 120 markets globally.

Join us on our journey together towards natural!

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