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Mühlenfeldstrasse 1

Holzminden, 37603


Phone: 49 5531 90 0

Fax: 49 5531 90 1649

Symrise AG develops, produces, and sells flavors, fragrances, aroma, molecules, and cosmetic ingredients for the perfume, cosmetics, and food industries, as well as the personal care and household supply sectors. Segments The company’s segments include Scent and Care and Flavor and Nutrition. Scent and Care Scent & Care develops, produces and sells fragrances, life essentials, aroma molecules and mint flavors used in the manufacture of perfumes, body care products, cosmetic products and dental care products, as well as cleaning and washing products. In the Fragrances business sector, the company develops perfume oils for use in perfumes (the Fine Fragrances application area), as well as in body care products (the Personal Care application area) and household products (the Household application area). Perfume oils are delivered to company’s customers in liquid or capsule form. The company develops perfume oils geared to the special requirements of household products, including washing and cleaning products, as well as air fresheners. The Cosmetic Ingredients and UV Filters application areas are assigned to the Life Essentials business unit. The products manufactured in Life Essentials are used in skin care products, hair care products, suntan lotions, aftershave balsams, shower gels, washing lotions, anti-dandruff shampoos and deodorants. In the Botanicals application area, the company produces plant extracts that appeal to consumers. In the organic UV filter area, it has a portfolio of oil- and water-soluble UVB and UVA filters, which it markets under the name Neo-Heliopan. In the inorganic UV filter segment, the company focuses on zinc oxide. The Aroma Molecules business sector consists of the application areas Sensates (Menthols), Special Fragrance Ingredients, and Fine Aroma Chemicals. In the Menthols application area, the company develops and produces nature-identical menthol. In the Special Fragrance & Flavor Ingredients and Fine Aroma Chemicals application areas, the company develops and produces aroma chemicals (intermediate products used in perfume oils) of special quality. In the Mint business sector, it offers a range of mint flavors and intermediate products used in toothpastes, mouthwashes and chewing gums. Flavor & Nutrition The Flavor & Nutrition division develops, produces and sells flavors that are used by its customers to produce food (savory products and sweets/dairy) and beverage products. Flavor & Nutrition markets approximately 15,000 products in 140 countries and has its own branches in approximately 20 countries. The division has production sites in Europe and Asia, North and South America, and Africa. The flavors the company develops and manufactures form important components of foods and beverages. The company supplies individual flavorings used in end products, as well as solutions. The Flavor & Nutrition division encompasses four main application areas, such as Beverages, Sweet, Savory and Tobacco. The Beverages application area develops, produces and markets flavorings for alcohol-free beverages such as refreshment drinks, fruit juice drinks, energy and sports drinks, tea and coffee drinks, and mixed milk beverages. The company’s flavorings are also used in functional beverages, which can be mixed with milk, yogurt, vitamins, minerals, fibers or plant and herbal extracts. Another application area is Instant Drinks, such as tea and coffee specialties. In addition, the company develops, produces, and markets flavorings, distillates and extracts for common types of alcoholic beverages for liqueurs, spirits, mixed beer drinks, and beverages containing wine. In the Sweet application area, flavors are developed and manufactured for sweet products, baked goods, ice cream, and dairy products. In the Savory application area, the company develops and produces flavors for soups and sauces, as well as instant dishes and snacks. The wine aromas, meat aromas, and herbal and vegetable extracts that it produces are used to refine instant foods. In the Tobacco application area, the company develops and markets tobacco aromas used by the tobacco industry in the manufacture of cigarettes and pipe tobacco. Markets The company develops and produces approximately 30,000 products from approximately 10,000 raw materials on 5 continents. The company sells these products in approximately 160 countries. The company has operation in Western Europe, the United States, parts of Asia, South America, Africa, the Middle East, and Eastern Europe. Customers The company’s customers include multinational groups of companies, as well as regional and local manufacturers of food, beverages, perfumes, cosmetics, body care products, and cleaning and washing products. In the Scent & Care division, the company’s customers include Procter & Gamble, Johnson & Johnson and L’Oreal, as well as other global manufacturers. In Flavor & Nutrition division, its customers include global manufacturers of food and beverage brands.


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