NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 27, 2014--
International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. (NYSE:IFF), a leading global
creator of flavors and fragrances for consumer products, today announced
the celebration of its 125th anniversary year.
Beginning with the founding of Polak & Schwarz on January 27th,
1889 in Zutphen, the Netherlands, and culminating in the 1958 merger
with van Ameringen-Haebler to form IFF in New York, the Company
attributes its long success to its employees, customers, partners, and
“We are a company of passionate, creative, expert and empowered people,”
said Doug Tough, Chairman and CEO of IFF. “As we look through our long
history, we see exemplars of these core corporate values in our people
since our inception. Our employees continue to drive our success by
creating exceptional products and providing superior service. But we
also share this milestone with our customers, partners and shareholders.
We have survived, and indeed, thrived, for 125 years because of our
mutual success with these important stakeholders.”
The Company is acknowledging the anniversary year with the launch of a
commemorative logo that reflects IFF’s significant legacy, designed by
an employee based in Singapore. The formal celebrations will be kicked
off by the Board of Directors at an event in IFF’s creative center in
Hilversum, the Netherlands. This will be followed by a series of
activities for the balance of the year.
“We see this exceptional milestone as an opportunity both to celebrate
the past and look to our future,” continued Mr. Tough. “The beauty of
our corporate strategy is that it helps position us for continued
success with its focus on the current and future needs of our customers.
When our employees embrace our values and focus on our strategy, we have
the resources we need to realize our corporate vision of creating
unique scent & taste experiences people love.”
International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. (NYSE: IFF) is a leading global
creator of flavors and fragrances used in a wide variety of consumer
products. Consumers experience these unique scents and tastes in fine
fragrances and beauty care, detergents and household goods, as well as
beverages, sweet goods and food products. The Company leverages its
competitive advantages of consumer insight, research and development,
creative expertise, and customer intimacy to provide customers with
innovative and differentiated product offerings. A member of the S&P 500
Index, IFF has approximately 5,900 employees working in 32 countries
worldwide. For more information, please visit our website at www.iff.com.
Source: International Flavors & Fragrances Inc.
Shelley Young, 212-708-7271
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