A rich heritage of growth

For over 250 years, the long journey to the modern day international flavour and fragrance industry is punctuated by ground-breaking milestones that lead to Givaudan.

From our historic roots in Grasse in 1768 to the acquisition of Custom Essence in 2021, Givaudan has pursued an historic policy of invention and acquisition, of creativity, passion and innovation, always with an eye to the future, enriching the world of scents and taste.

A journey through our rich heritage

Our history