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IFF Opens New Moscow Facility for Flavors and Fragrances Businesses


MOSCOW--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec. 3, 2009-- International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. (NYSE: IFF) today announced the opening of a new facility in Russia, a 460-square-meter building that provides the environment and tools to support the company’s creative, technical and customer support teams. The facility is located in the business district ‘Moscow City’ and will serve the needs of consumers in Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, and Central Asia.

The new building is designed to maximize flavor and fragrance customer access and interaction. It includes a test kitchen for IFF culinary experts, application kitchens for product application teams and a state-of-the-art laboratory for flavorists. The facility has space for sensory and consumer insight analysis, as well as offices for sales and marketing activities.

IFF will be staffing the site with fragrance and flavors sales and account personnel. In addition, flavor technologists, consumer insight and support personnel are in place to interact with customers manufacturing beverages, dairy products, savory foods, sweets and snacks, as well as fine fragrances, soap and household products.

“We are dedicated to providing tastes and fragrances that consumers will love. This ultra-modern facility will enable increased customer intimacy and provide us the long-awaited opportunity to gain greater knowledge of the needs and preferences of consumers in this region,” said Hernan Vaisman, Group President - Flavors. “This is an example of IFF’s growing commitment to this area.”

“IFF is dedicated to helping our customers grow their brands. To deliver on this, we must sustain our leadership in material science, creativity, and consumer insights. The new Moscow facility is the latest demonstration of this commitment,” Vaisman added.

The Moscow investment follows the opening by IFF of new creative centers in Sao Paulo, Brazil and Shanghai, China earlier this year to serve growing flavor and fragrance needs in Latin America and Greater Asia, and the 2009 upgrade and expansion of facilities in Haverhill, UK, and South Brunswick, New Jersey in the US.

About IFF

IFF is a leading creator of flavors and fragrances used in a wide variety of consumer products and packaged goods. 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 brand understanding and consumer insight combined with its focus on R&D and innovation, to provide customers with differentiated product offerings. A member of the S&P 500 Index, IFF has sales, manufacturing and creative facilities in 31 countries worldwide. For more information, please visit our Web site at

Source: International Flavors & Fragrances Inc.

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