Symrise AG

Muehlenfeldstraße 1





Tel. +49-5531 900

Fax. +49-5531-90-1649


Colors - Natural, Flavors and Aromas, Nutraceutical and Functional Food Ingredients, Natural Flavors

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Symrise AG

Symrise develops, produces and sells fragrances and flavorings, cosmetic active ingredients and raw materials as well as functional ingredients and solutions that enhance the sensory properties and nutrition of various products. The company’s nearly 30,000 products are mainly produced on the basis of natural raw materials like vanilla, citrus fruits, onions, fish, meat, blossoms and plant materials. The flavors, substances, perfume oils and sensory solutions are often central functional components for its customers’ end products. These customers include manufacturers of perfumes, cosmetics and foods, the pharmaceutical industry and producers of nutritional supplements, pet food and baby food.

With sales of more than € 2.9 billion in 2016, Symrise is among the global leaders in the market for flavors and fragrances. Headquartered in Holzminden, Germany, the Group is represented in over 40 countries in Europe, Africa and the Middle East, Asia, the United States and Latin America.

Symrise works with its clients to develop new ideas and market-ready concepts for products that form an indispensable part of everyday life. Economic success and corporate responsibility are inextricably linked as part of this process.

The company’s origins go back to the year 1874. Symrise has since grown to achieve a market share of currently 11 % – making it one of the leading suppliers of flavors and fragrances on the global market. A high level of innovation and creativity, an exact knowledge of customer needs and various regional consumer preferences as well as targeted expansion into new and promising market segments contribute to our company’s above-average growth rate. Today, Symrise has about 9,000 employees working at sites in more than 40 countries, serving over 6,000 customers in roughly 160 countries.

Since October 2016, the operating activities of the Symrise Group have been broken down into three segments: Flavor, Nutrition and Scent & Care. The divisions within these segments are organized according to business units and regions.

Each segment has its own research and development, purchasing, production, quality control, marketing and sales departments. This system allows internal processes to be accelerated. Symrise aims to simplify procedures while making them customer-oriented and pragmatic. It places great value on fast and flexible decision-making.

The Flavor segment contains the Beverages, Savory and Sweet business units. Flavor’s range of products consists of approximately 13,000 items, which are sold in 145 countries. The flavorings Symrise produces are used by customers to make foods and beverages and give the various products their individual tastes. Symrise supplies individual flavorings used in end products as well as complete solutions, which, apart from the actual flavor, can contain additional functional ingredients, food coloring or microencapsulated components. The segment has sites in more than 40 countries in Europe, Asia, North America, Latin America and Africa.

The Nutrition segment markets its nearly 2,000 products in 89 countries via four business units: Food, Pet Food Aqua and Probi. They deliver natural sensory product solutions for taste, texture, color and functionality in foods, beverages, and baby food based on backward integration processes for vegetables, fruit, meat and seafood. It also supplies natural-taste and acceptance- enhancing products for pet foods and sustainable marine ingredients for aquacultures. And there are also probiotics for foods, beverages and nutritional supplements with health-promoting benefits.

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Articles On FoodIngredientsFirst


Business News  14 March 2018

Symrise profits jump and solid global growth promised for FY2018

14 Mar 2018 --- Symrise AG achieved profitable growth in the fiscal year 2017, hitting its targets and increasing sales by 3.2  percent to €2,996.3 million, despite volatile exchange rates, the increasing costs of raw materials and investment expansions. This is excluding portfolio and currency effects, according to the company, with organic sales growth amounting to 6.3 percent.

Food Ingredients News  14 March 2018

Plant protein masking: Symrise delivers solutions for non-dairy applications

14 Mar 2018 --- Symrise Flavors has developed a masking flavors toolbox specifically targeted to overcome the challenges of aftertaste and off notes of plant protein in non-dairy applications, one of the fastest growing segments in the US market.

Business News  09 March 2018

Weekly Digest: Gender equality measures, Former Nestlé chief dies

09 Mar 2018 --- To honor International Women’s Day (March 8) a variety of companies, including FrieslandCampina and Cargill Cocoa, announced that they are bridging the gender gap and committing to equal opportunities to both men and women around the world. Elsewhere, Nestlé is mourning the death of former CEO Helmut Maucher, while Alltech announced the death of its founder and president, Dr. Pearse Lyons.

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11 December 2017

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Combining the Symrise and Diana portfolios – Symrise

Symrise highlighted the integration of the Diana portfolio for the first time at FiE 2017, and the joint presentation had a clear purpose. “As a company, we want to put much more focus and emphasis on the nature of our business, which is really being a natural company combined with the best of science,” says Alexander Lichter. With its heritage in mind, the company chose the motto: “Best of Nature. Best of Science. Best for You.” This means that the company’s understanding of nature, when it comes to sustainability, corporate social responsibility and the general science behind the business, is brought together for the benefit of customers and consumers.

30 November 2017

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Taste Modulation for sugar reduced beverages

At Food Matters Live 2017, Ben Adam, Marketing Director for the Flavors Division from Symrise, told FoodIngredientsFirst: “We are seeing two main trends, sugar reduction and cleaner label products. We are responding to these trends by our Taste Modulation, which aims to lower the sugar content of products, particularly in the beverages space.”

16 October 2017

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Cobell within the Symrise portfolio

Earlier this summer, Symrise signed an agreement to acquire Cobell, the largest supplier of processed fruit and vegetable juices in Great Britain and a leading supplier across Europe. Cobell ideally complements the activities and will enhance Symrise’s local presence and customer proximity. Ben Adams discusses Cobell and how the Symrise portfolio will be expanded as a result.

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