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. Our 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. Our flavors, substances, perfume oils and sensory solutions are often central functional components for our 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.
Our company’s origins go back to the year 1874. Symrise has since grown to achieve a current market share of 11 % – making it one of the leading suppliers of flavors and fragrances in 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 almost 9,400 employees working at sites in more than 40 countries, serving over 6,000 customers in roughly 160 countries.
Symrise’s growth is primarily organic. We complement this growth by acquiring attractive companies that bring additional competencies into the Group and provide us with access to new market segments and customer groups. We also enter into strategic partnerships to develop new products. In 2014, acquisition of the French Diana Group represented a strategic milestone for the Nutrition segment. In 2015, Symrise bolstered its activities in the Scent & Care segment with the acquisition of the US-based company Pinova Holdings Inc., followed by smaller business acquisitions in the Netherlands, Canada, the UK and Brazil in 2016 and 2017.
The operating activities of the Symrise Group are managed in three segments: Flavor, Nutrition and Scent & Care. The divisions within these segments are organized according to business units and regions.
The Group’s Corporate Center is located in Holzminden, Germany. Key corporate functions such as governance and control, communications and administration are located there. The company has regional headquarters in France (Rennes), the United States (Teterboro, New Jersey), Brazil (São Paulo) and Singapore.
Symrise has always created exciting taste and fragrance experiences – this is at the heart of our daily operations. With commitment and dedication, we develop the best possible concepts for our customers’ products. We do this so consumers around the world can take pleasure in the most common experiences of everyday life and also benefit from healthy or nurturing properties.
Using entrepreneurial energy and creativity, Symrise opens up further potential above and beyond our core work. A third of our business is already generated with cosmetic active ingredients and raw materials, functional ingredients, pet food, aquacultures and probiotics. Our wide range of activities offers new chances for growth, stabilizes performance and provides Symrise with an unmistakable profile.