CHF 2.9 million investment demonstrates Givaudan’s continued commitment to Asia Pacific region
Givaudan, the world’s leading flavour and fragrance company, has today officially opened a new commercial and development centre in Jakarta. Designed to deliver a superior level of creative flavour, taste and fragrance solutions, the CHF 2.9 million investment demonstrates the Company’s ongoing commitment to the Asia Pacific region.
The new 2,600 square metres commercial and development centre will enable Givaudan to serve customers across a wide range of food, beverage and consumer good segments including, sweet goods, savoury, snacks, beverages, fine fragrances, personal care, home care and fabric care. For the first time in Indonesia, the Company will offer in one location a full range of flavour and fragrance creation and application development capabilities.
Givaudan’s Chief Executive Officer, Gilles Andrier said: “Our new state-of-the-art centre in Jakarta is another example of our 2020 strategy to invest in high growth markets. It will enable us to build closer partnerships with our customers, deliver stronger collaboration on flavour, taste and fragrance concept development and a faster response to the needs of the Indonesian market.”
The opening ceremony was hosted by Givaudan’s Country Manager for Indonesia, Fernando Balmori and attended by Givaudan’s Chief Executive Officer Gilles Andrier, alongside dignitaries including the Swiss Ambassador Kurt Kunz, and Luthfi Mardiansyah, Chairman of the Swiss Chamber of Commerce.
Givaudan has been present in Indonesia since 1993 and has significantly invested in people and facilities in the country. In addition to the new centre in Jakarta, the Company manufactures liquids, powder blends, spray dry flavours and fragrance liquid compounds in Cimanggis (province of West Java). The Company employs a total of approximately 300 people in Indonesia.
During the ceremony, Givaudan pledged financial support to the tsunami relief efforts as part of its ongoing commitment to the local community.
Givaudan is the global leader in the creation of flavours and fragrances. In close collaboration with food, beverage, consumer product and fragrance partners, Givaudan develops tastes and scents that delight consumers the world over. With a passion to understand consumers’ preferences and a relentless drive to innovate, Givaudan is at the forefront of creating flavours and fragrances that ‘engage your senses’. The Company reported sales of CHF 5.1 billion in 2017. Headquartered in Switzerland with local presence in over 100 locations, the Company has more than 11,100 employees worldwide. Givaudan invites you to discover more at www.givaudan.com.
About Givaudan Flavours
Givaudan’s comprehensive knowledge of local flavours, extensive global footprint and strategic insights enable close partnerships with customers wherever they may be. With a customised approach to product creation, the Flavour Division is a powerhouse of knowledge, innovation and creativity equipped to surprise customers and consumers with fresh, unique ideas and solutions. Givaudan creates lasting flavour and taste experiences that touch emotions across key segments including beverages, sweet goods, savoury and snacks; regardless of product category, Givaudan’s passion is to make food and beverage products taste delicious. We invite you to ‘engage your senses’ and learn more about Flavours at www.givaudan.com/flavours.
About Givaudan Fragrances
Givaudan is passionate about perfumery and is dedicated to combining creativity and innovation to design beautiful fragrances. With the industry’s largest perfumery team, Givaudan contributes to making life delightful and memorable through unique scent experiences for customers around the world. Currently present in all major markets, Givaudan strives to deliver fragrances for personal, home and laundry care, as well as prestige perfumes. Our customers benefit from Givaudan’s expertise in three business areas: Fine Fragrances, Consumer Products, and Fragrance and Cosmetics Ingredients. We invite you to ‘engage your senses’ and learn more about Fragrances at www.givaudan.com/fragrances.
For further information please contact
Peter Wullschleger, Givaudan Media and Investor Relations
T +41 22 780 9093