Symrise opens production site in China


Opening marks company’s biggest individual investment of €50 million in flavour and fragrance production.

Symrise has opened its biggest individual investment and invested €50 million in the construction of a new production site for flavourings and fragrances in Nantong, China. In addition, the executive board, senior staff, plant workers and guests opened the facility virtually in a video conference for the first time. Dr Heinz-Jürgen Bertram, CEO for Symrise and Olaf Klinger, CFO of Symrise, conveyed their greetings via live video from Holzminden.

The decision to build at this location, in the industrial park on the green field, was made back in 2016. The site convinced the company with its versatile potential. Modern infrastructure, an attractive business environment and a number of sustainability aspects were the deciding factors in the plans for the site near Shanghai. Symrise celebrated its topping out ceremony two years ago.

The opening further marks Symrise’s commitment for future growth in the region with its modern plant in Nantong. The company plans to build its success with its strategy and dedicated team. The subsidiary Tesium, specialist in technology, safety and the environment, assisted the Symrise team in planning and implementation.

Dr Bertram commented: “The celebratory and partially virtual opening of our plant in Nantong demonstrates our trust in the Chinese market, and we are consciously committing ourselves to the world’s strongest growth region. Of course, we are also keeping a close eye on how the COVID-19 situation is progressing here. From these observations, we enacted measures and were successful in keeping our entire business running and opening our plant as planned. Ultimately, we want to reliably serve our customers in China and grow big with them.”