GUANGZHOU, China--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar. 5, 2013--
International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. (NYSE: IFF), a leading global
creator of flavors and fragrances for consumer products, today announced
the formal opening of one of its largest and most technically advanced
flavors manufacturing facilities. Located in the Guangzhou Economic and
Technological Development District and built to the highest global
standards for food ingredients, the factory will supply flavors to the
Company’s regional and global food and beverage customers. The facility
is part of a previously announced US$100 million investment in Greater
Asia and a key part of IFF’s strategy to grow in emerging markets.
The approximately 19,000m2 site comprises sales and
administration offices, laboratories, factory buildings, and support
services and will manufacture all product types currently made by the
Company in China, as well as spray dry. Its projected annual capacity is
approximately three times that of the existing manufacturing site. In
keeping with IFF’s commitment to reduce its impact on the environment,
all structures on the site and all manufacturing processes were designed
to comply with the Company's sustainability standards, with an emphasis
on energy efficiency, low water consumption and minimal waste.
“With the opening of our Singapore and Delhi facilities in 2012 and our
Guangzhou site in 2013, IFF is well-positioned to support our customers’
growth now and into the future, both regionally and globally,” said Doug
Tough, IFF’s Chairman and CEO. “We continue to have confidence in our
growth strategies in the region and a strong commitment to the emerging
Hernan Vaisman, IFF Group President, Flavors, continued, “I am pleased
to note that in this facility, we are creating flavors that meet the
highest global standards in quality and, while doing so, are utilizing
green design in our facilities to minimize our environmental footprint.
Our customers, consumers, and future generations deserve nothing less.”
The formal opening was attended by leading local dignitaries as well as
Mr. Tough, Mr. Vaisman, IFF’s Board of Directors and members of its
senior management team. Over the next months, the plant will undergo
rigorous testing and production trials to help ensure all its products
meet the highest global standards. The Company anticipates commercial
production to begin in Q3 2013.
About International Flavors & Fragrances Inc.
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, confectionery 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 5,700 employees working in 32 countries
worldwide. For more information, please visit our website at www.iff.com.
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