Sensient Technologies Corporation operates as a manufacturer and marketer of colors, flavors, and fragrances worldwide. The company serves major international manufacturers. Segments The company’s two segments are the Flavors & Fragrances Group and the Color Group. Two additional segments, the Asia Pacific Group and the Flavors Central & South America Group are managed on a geographic basis and are included in the Corporate & Other category. Flavors & Fragrances Group This segment is a developer, manufacturer and supplier of flavor and fragrance systems for the food, beverage, personal care and household-products industries. The company’s flavor formulations are used in consumer products. Under the unified brand names of Sensient Flavors, Sensient Natural Ingredients and Sensient Fragrances, the company is a supplier to multinational companies. The Flavors & Fragrances Group produces flavor and fragrance products that impart a desired taste, texture, aroma and/or other characteristics to a range of consumer and other products. This Group includes the company’s natural ingredients business, which produces ingredients for food processors. The main products of this segment are systems products, including flavor-delivery systems, and compounded and blended products. In addition, the company has position in selected ingredient products, such as essential oils, natural and synthetic flavors, and aroma chemicals. This segment serves food and non-food industries. In food industries, markets include savory, beverage and sweet flavors. In non-food industries, the company supplies fragrance products to the personal and home-care markets. The company is a producer and distributor of chili powder, paprika, chili pepper and dehydrated vegetables, such as parsley, celery and spinach. Domestically, the company sells dehydrated products to food manufacturers for use as ingredients and also for repackaging under private labels for sale to the retail market and to the food service industry. In addition, Sensient Natural Ingredients is a dehydrator of specialty vegetables in Europe and it has a growing presence in China. The Flavors & Fragrances Group operates principally through the company’s subsidiaries Sensient Flavors LLC and Sensient Natural Ingredients LLC. Color Group This segment is a developer, manufacturer, and supplier of colors for businesses worldwide. The company provides natural and synthetic color systems for use in foods, beverages and pharmaceuticals; colors and other ingredients for cosmetics and pharmaceuticals; and technical colors for industrial applications. The company sells its synthetic and natural colors to domestic and international producers of beverages, bakery products, processed foods, confections, pet foods, cosmetics and pharmaceuticals. The company also makes industrial colors, specialty inks and other dyes and pigments used in a variety of non-food applications. This segment operates principally through the company’s subsidiary Sensient Colors LLC. The Color Group operates under various trade names, such as Sensient Food Colors (food and beverage colors); Sensient Pharmaceutical Coating Systems (pharmaceutical colors and coatings); Sensient Cosmetic Technologies (cosmetic colors and ingredients and systems); Sensient Inks (specialty inks); and Sensient Industrial Colors (paper colors; and industrial colors for plastics, leather, wood stains, antifreeze and other uses). Asia Pacific Group This segment focuses on marketing the company’s diverse product line in the Pacific Rim under the Sensient name. Through these operations, the company offers a full range of products from its Flavors & Fragrances Group and Color Group, as well as products developed by regional technical teams to appeal to local preferences. The company has sales presence in China, India, Indonesia, Korea, Singapore and Thailand. Flavors Central & South America Group This segment develops, manufactures, and supplies flavor systems to a range of customers across the region, primarily in the food and beverage markets. Research and Development For the year ended December 31, 2014, the company’s expenditures for research and development related to continuing operations included $35.9 million. Regulations The company is subject to the informational and reporting requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and, in accordance with the Act, has filed annual, quarterly and current reports, proxy statements and other information with the Securities and Exchange Commission. History Sensient Technologies Corporation was founded in 1882. The company was incorporated in 1882 in Wisconsin.
sensient technologies corp
777 East Wisconsin Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53202
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