Symrise develops, produces and sells fragrance, flavoring and food ingredients, 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 approximately 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 10 % – making it one of the leading suppliers of flavors and fragrances as well as nutrition solutions 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 about 9,800 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 reinforce the expansion of our business activities with targeted investments in capacity expansions, research and development centers, our distribution network, logistics and an efficient energy supply. For years, this has enabled us to grow more quickly than the market. 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.
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. Symrise has regional headquarters in France (Rennes), the United States (Teterboro, New Jersey), Brazil (São Paulo) and Singapore.