Givaudan opens first fragrance encapsulation centre in Singapore for the Asia Pacific market
- Investment of CHF 15 million to further support Givaudan's growth ambitions in the region
- Complements the creative and manufacturing facilities opened in 2015
Underscoring Givaudan’s 2020 strategy to invest in high growth markets, Givaudan opened its newest fragrance encapsulation centre in Singapore today, offering customers based in Asia with a complete range of olfactives using the best quality encapsulates for their home and personal care brands. The CHF 15 million facility is strategically located to offer an excellent environment for pursuing scientific research and business opportunities while being centrally located within Asia.
At the opening ceremony, Maurizio Volpi, President of Givaudan’s Fragrance Division commented: “The new fragrance encapsulation centre in Singapore will be a key driver in achieving our 2020 strategy. By being close to our customers and their key growth markets, our team in Asia will be well equipped to provide holistic fragrance solutions. As we propel the encapsulation business forward in Asia, Givaudan is investing significantly in both the development of the current technology and in new biodegradable capsules for categories such as fabric or personal care.”
With four levels of cutting edge production technology, warehousing, distribution, and a dedicated lab specialised in the development of long lasting fragrances solutions, the fragrance encapsulation centre will be an enhancement to the existing capabilities of the Creative Centre, production hub and Perfumery School which were opened in 2015. Designed and built for a sustainable production environment, the fragrance encapsulation centre has been certified ‘Green Mark’ by the Singapore Building and Construction Authority.
Givaudan’s Regional Head of Fragrances for Asia Pacific, Ben Webb said: ”We are looking forward to collaborating even more closely with our customers using this added capability which complements our fragrance offerings in the region. With our innovative encapsulation technology, consumers in Asia will be able to experience the fragrances they love for longer.”
The opening ceremony was held at Givaudan’s new fragrance encapsulation centre in Singapore with customers, local dignitaries and members of the Fragrance management team.
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 achieved sales of CHF 5.5 billion in 2018. Headquartered in Switzerland with local presence in almost 150 locations, the Company has more than 13,500 employees worldwide. Givaudan invites you to discover more at www.givaudan.com.
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 Cosmetic 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
Marie Laure André, Fragrance Communications
T +33 1 3998 4477