Our Company. For several years, we have been growing more rapidly than the market and are broadly positioned with around 30,000 products. We are continuously investing in research and development, prod­uction plants, logistics, marketing and sales. At the same time, we ­assume responsibility and in turn achieve sustainable and profitable growth.


Our Company

Symrise’s products provide exciting flavor and fragrance experiences, improve food characteristics, and contribute to the health and personal care of consumers in 160 countries around the world. A dedicated focus on our customers, a high level of innovation and targeted expansion in new markets represent the basis for our sustainable, profitable growth.

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.

The following pages will show you how we create value.
Here, we distinguish between the five dimensions: business, footprint, innovation, sourcing and care. Footprint represents our environmental footprint, innovation describes our resource-conserving and business-enhancing effects, sourcing is where we get our sustainable raw materials, while care illustrates value creation for employees and the surrounding communities. We want to increase the positive impact of our actions and continue to reduce any negative effects.

Our Application Areas

Symrise provides exciting flavor and fragrance experiences, and offers sustainable solutions for food production based on natural starting materials. That is our mission. With commitment and innovative strength, 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 additionally benefit from healthy or nurturing properties. With its creativity and entrepreneurial energy, Symrise opens up further potential with a third of its business being generated via 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.