NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 26, 2015--
International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. (NYSE:IFF), a leading global
creator of flavors and fragrances for consumer products, today announced
the expansion of its flavors facility in Isando, South Africa.
The expanded facility, located near Johannesburg and adjacent to IFF’s
existing manufacturing plant, more than doubles IFF’s creative
capabilities in South Africa. The new cutting-edge facility includes
flavor creation, application and sensory laboratories, and a pilot plant
that will cater to the Company’s expanded customer base in the rapidly
growing Sub-Saharan Africa region. IFF’s total footprint in South Africa
is approximately 30,000 square meters.
“IFF is proud to continue its more than 90 year history in South
Africa,” said Matthias Haeni, Group President, Flavors. “Our expanded
site will bring an even greater level of resources to this fast-growing
and dynamic market. The increased level of consumer insights, creative
excellence, and technical expertise supports our customers’ pursuit of
authentic taste experiences that satisfy local palates.”
IFF continuously reviews its footprint to ensure it is investing
appropriately to best meet customers’ needs. Over the past six months,
the Company announced the opening of flavors facilities in Chicago, US;
Jakarta, Indonesia; and Santiago, Chile. IFF has also made several large
investments to support key markets over the last few years in Singapore,
Turkey, China, India, and UAE.
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 more than 6,200 employees working in 32 countries
worldwide. For more information, please visit our website at www.iff.com.
Source: International Flavors & Fragrances Inc.
VP, Global Corporate Communications & Investor
Manager, Flavors Communications