NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 3, 2015--
International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. (NYSE:IFF), a leading global
creator of flavors and fragrances for consumer products, today announced
the opening of a new flavors facility in the U.S. near Chicago, IL.
The new site, located in Schaumburg, IL, will serve the food and
beverage industry located in the greater Chicago area. The facility
houses a culinary center and state-of-the-art application and flavor
creation laboratories. It will increase IFF’s application and technical
footprint and be staffed with culinary, flavorist and product
application teams closely linked to IFF’s regional and global R&D sites.
“Providing excellent support to our customers that allows for greater
collaboration and increased speed-to-market is a priority for us,” said
Andreas Fibig, Chief Executive Officer. “As the new office expands our
coverage in the region, it simultaneously provides customers with local
culinary, applications and flavors expertise along with access to our
regional and global resources.”
Matthias Haeni, Group President, Flavors, continued, “I am pleased that
with the opening of this new facility, we can offer our customers a
differentiated service model geared towards enhancing collaboration and
building greater customer intimacy. This site is centrally located to
many key customers in the Midwest region of the United States, and
allows us to partner more closely with them to collaboratively build
healthier taste solutions that help differentiate their brands.”
IFF continuously reviews its footprint to ensure it is investing
appropriately to best meet customers’ needs. For example, the Company
has made several large investments to support key markets over the last
few years. This includes investment in Indonesia for a manufacturing
facility and creative center; sales office and applications labs in
Chile, the opening of a liquid flavors and fragrances manufacturing
facility in Singapore; the construction of a new flavors creative center
and expansion of the existing manufacturing site in Gebze, Turkey; and
the construction of a new dedicated flavors plant in Guangzhou, China.
In addition, the Company opened new creative and technical facilities in
Delhi, India; in Guangzhou, Beijing and Chengdu, China, and in Dubai,
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 6,000 employees working in 31 countries
worldwide. For more information, please visit our website at www.iff.com.
Source: International Flavors & Fragrances Inc.
International Flavors & Fragrances Inc.
VP, Global Corporate Communications & Investor
Manager, Flavors Communications