COMPANY DETAILS

Symrise AG

Muehlenfeldstraße 1

Holzminden

37603

Germany

 

www.symrise.com

 

info@symrise.com

 

Tel. +49 5531 97 0

Fax. +49-5531-90-1649

ACTIVE CATEGORIES

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

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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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Food Ingredients News  14 August 2018

Symrise reports accelerated organic growth, expands business in all segments

14 Aug 2018 --- Symrise AG (Symrise) has accelerated its organic growth course in the second quarter. All segments and regions contributed to this positive development, according to the company. Group sales rose significantly by 9.0 percent in the first half of 2018 and earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounted to €317.1 million (H1 2017: €322.9 million). Against the background of this positive business performance, Symrise is refining its outlook for 2018. The group now expects an increase in annual sales above the medium-term target corridor of 5 to 7 percent, therefore growing significantly faster than the market.

Food Ingredients News  14 August 2018

The flavors shake-up: Ethnic, rich and authentic options pushed to the fore

14 Aug 2018 --- The last few months have seen a real shake-up in the flavors space with International Flavors & Fragrances (IFF) beginning a new chapter with the combination of Frutarom. The news came as Swiss-headquartered market leader Givaudan completed the acquisition of 40.5 percent of the shares of Naturex for €135 per share, with plans underway to take complete control of the natural ingredients supplier. The acquisition of such a significant shareholding in Naturex fits with Givaudan’s 2020 strategy to expand its offering to deliver natural products to customers.

Food Ingredients News  08 June 2018

Spice exploration: Symrise tempts with ethnic flavors

08 Jun 2018 --- Major flavor supplier Symrise claims to have created “previously unexplored ethnic spices and seasonings” that have their roots in Latin America, North Africa and Southeast Asia. Growing consumer trends toward exciting exotic and ethnic spices and seasoning flavors are driving new product development.

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From TWOFI  14 September 2017

VIEW FROM THE TOP: Heinrich Schaper, Executive Board Member & Global President Flavors, Symrise

14 Sep 2017 --- 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. It is now some 3 years since Symrise completed the acquisition of the French-headquartered Diana Group, one of the leading manufacturers of natural food ingredients and the global number 1 for pet food solutions.

From TWOFI  10 March 2017

Future Soft Drinks: An Eye on Trends

10 Mar 2017 --- Key suppliers offer their thoughts on trends to watch in soft drinks. What is driving development and where are the unexplored NPD opportunities for creative soft drinks?

From TWOFI  01 October 2015

Beef Flavors from the Kitchens of the World

01 Oct 2015 --- Beef comes with the reputation to be one of the most important and precious kinds of meat. Symrise has launched a new generation of beef flavors and top notes for use across a range of applications.

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30 May 2018

Eyeing natural platforms in private label

30 May 2018 --- At the “World of Private Label” (PLMA) international trade show, Symrise presented its natural offerings for the private label business. Flavor supplier Symrise is eyeing new opportunity in the rapidly diversifying private label sector as it looks to address consumer demands and evolve towards a taste rather than mere flavor approach under the “code of nature” platform. Alexander Lichter, Vice President Sales, Flavor Division EAME of Symrise sees an evolution. “I see less and less difference between the private label and branded world. It is all about speed to market, consumer understanding and fulfilling consumer requirements at a granular level,” he tells FoodIngredientsFirst.


11 December 2017

Combining the Symrise and Diana portfolios – Symrise

11 Dec 2017 --- 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

Taste Modulation for sugar reduced beverages

30 Nov 2017 --- 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.”


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