The next chapter
We are the trusted guardian of pure breed Sandalwood Album.
Quintis has created the world's leading sustainable supply of the ancient Indian sandalwood (Santalum album) species. Through nurturing and invention, we have created a wellbeing super-ingredient: the world's purest and most potent Sandalwood Album.
With authentic DNA-verified seeds from the Mysore region in India, we replenished an endangered species by growing the noble trees in Australia’s tropical north. Under our care for nearly two decades, Quintis has 5.4 million Sandalwood Album trees covering 12,182 hectares.
Together with our partners, we are reawakening the world to the potential of this super-ingredient.
I have absolutely no hesitation that the next chapter in the history of Sandalwood Album will be written by a world leading, category defining, super-ingredient brand - Quintis.Frank Wilson Founder
Path to success
In less than two decades we've grown to become a world leader in sandalwood production and an ASX 300 company. Since the beginning we've invested in research and development from forestry and distillation through to market development in the pharmaceutical space. This innovation has been the driver of our success. These are just some of our milestones.
First trials begin
Western Australia's Forest Department first began trials to grow Indian sandalwood (Santalum album) in plantations Kununurra's Ord River Irrigation Area
Frank Wilson learned about Indian Sandalwood in plantation; seeing the potential he co-founded TFS
We started our first plantings in the Ord Irrigation Area in Kununurra, Western Australia with the forester who had pioneered the early government research
We are listed
TFS - now Quintis - listed on the Australian Stock Exchange
We bought the Kingston Rest property, a key location for our expansion
Processing facility acquired
We acquired Mount Romance - the world's largest distiller of Sandalwood oil - facility, offering an onsite laboratory with advanced processing techniques to distil Sandalwood Album oil
Forbes best under a billion
TFS was featured in Forbes ‘Best under a billion Asia Pacific’ list and we began working with bio-medical researchers in the US to develop pharmaceutical uses for East Indian sandalwood oil
We had major advancements in research and development across our operations: from forestry through to distillation We created Santalis Pharmaceuticals Inc, a 50% joint venture company to work on the research and product development of Sandalwood Album oil as a therapeutic ingredient
We expanded nationally and established plantations in Queensland and the Northern Territory
We produced and sold our first distillations of Indian sandalwood oil from Quintis-grown trees
First Commercial Harvest
We completed our first commercial harvest of Sandalwood Album Through our 50% joint venture company Santalis Pharmaceuticals Inc., we signed a product licensing and supply agreement with Galderma a world leading global dermatology company Quintis (then TFS) joined the ASX300
Galderma launched its Benzac acne products featuring Sandalwood Album, and sells these through major retailers including Walmart, Target, amazon.com, Walgreens, and CVS We acquired ViroXis Corporation and Santalis Pharmaceuticals to gain greater benefits from pharmaceutical product development