IFF Opens Guangzhou, China Flavors Manufacturing Facility
GUANGZHOU, China -- March 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 19,000m^2 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
“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 markets.”
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.
International Flavors & Fragrances Inc.
Shelley Young, 212-708-7271
Carol Brys, 212-708-7121
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