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 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.
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, the acquisition of the French Diana Group represented a strategic milestone for the Flavor & Nutrition segment. In 2015, Symrise bolstered its activities in the Scent & Care segment with the acquisition of the US-based company Pinova Holdings Inc.
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.
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 that consumers around the world can take pleasure in the most common things of everyday life and also benefit from healthy or nurturing properties.
Symrise is different: We constantly seek out new challenges that we take on with entrepreneurial innovation and creativity in order to discover additional business potential. We are willing to go further than others. And that makes all the difference. Our success speaks for itself. In this way we fulfill our motto of “always inspiring more ...” day after day.