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Chemin de la Parfumerie 5

Vernier, 1214


Phone: 41 22 780 91 11

Fax: 41 22 780 91 50

Givaudan AG supplies creative fragrance and flavour products to consumer goods industries. The Company's world-wide operations are organized into two operating divisions. Fragrances Division The Company manufacture and sale of fragrances into three global business units: Fine Fragrances, Consumer Products and Fragrance Ingredients. Fine Fragrances: This includes perfumery compositions for major brands of men's and women's fine perfumes, mass-market colognes, speciality retail, line extensions such as ancillary products for body bath and home. Consumer Products: This includes fabric & personal wash, hair and skin care as well as household and air care. Fragrance Ingredients: This includes ingredients for Givaudan's internal use and for other fragrance suppliers and customers who have their own creative perfumery resources. Women’s Fragrances include ‘Mac Creations – MV5’ by MAC / Estée Lauder; ‘Ralph Cool’ by Ralph Lauren / L’Oréal; ‘Mary Kate & Ashley’ by Coty; ‘Goddess’ by Avon; ‘Smile’ by Avon; ‘Eau des Merveilles’ by Hermès; ‘Black Code’ by Giorgio Armani / L’Oréal; ‘Love in Paris’ by Nina Ricci / Puig; ‘Versace Crystal Noir’ by Gianni Versace / Giver Profumi; ‘Eau de Jade’ by Giorgio Armani / L’Oréal; ‘Joyful Cindy Crawford’ by Cosmopolitan / Wella. Men’s Fragrances include ‘Hummer’ by Riviera; ‘Realities’ by Liz Claiborne; ‘R.P.M. for Men’ by Avon; ‘Burberry Brit for Men’ by Inter Parfums; ‘London Men’ by Paul Smith / Inter Parfums; ‘Fire & Ice Men’ by Bogner / Cosmopolitan / Wella; ‘High Speed’ by Bogner / Cosmopolitan / Wella. Flavours Division The Company manufacture and sale of flavours into four business units: Beverages, Dairy, Savoury and Sweet Goods. Beverages: This includes carbonated and non-carbonated soft drinks, fruit juices, alcoholic drinks and instant beverages. Dairy: This includes ice cream, yoghurts and instant desserts. Savoury: This includes ready-made meals, snacks, soups, sauces, meats and poultry. Sweet Goods: This includes baked goods, sugar confections, cereals, chewing gum and chocolate. The business segments operate in five main geographical areas, namely Switzerland, other EAME (Other Europe, Africa and Middle East), USA and Canada, Latin America and Asia Pacific. Curry The curry powder that is commercially available everywhere is a mixture of spices of varying composition developed during the Colonial times as a means of approximating the taste of Indian cuisine in the British home. Essential ingredients include coriander, turmeric, cumin, mustard, fenugreek, cardamom, nutmeg, red pepper, cinnamon and cloves. The company's creation centres are located in the United States, Mexico, Brazil, Singapore, Japan, China, the United Kingdom, Holland and Switzerland. Agreement The company has signed a research and development collaboration and licensing agreement with Robcor Properties Inc. to discover and develop novel sweetness and savory enhancers, as well as bitter blocker compounds, for use in the food and beverage industry.


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