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Givaudan Opens New Production Facility in Hungary

Givaudan Opens New Production Facility in Hungary
October 04
13:41 2012

Givaudan, the global fragrance and flavour company, has formally opened its new best-in-class, manufacturing facility dedicated to savoury flavours in Mako, Hungary. Designed to serve its customers more efficiently in the Europe, Africa and Middle East (EAME) region, the Eur130 million, best-in-class facility already employs over 200 staff and will have a total capacity of 40,000 tonnes. Commercial production, including of certified Kosher, Halal, and allergen-free flavours, will start in the coming months, progressively building up until the factory is fully operational by end 2013.

Gilles Andrier, chief executive of Givaudan, comments: “This new factory is the largestgreenfieldinvestment we have ever made and an important part of our growth strategy. This new site will strengthen our supply chain, enabling us to continue to expand our developing-market footprint and capture growth opportunities in culinary and snacks segments. The size and greater automation in material handling and compounding of the new Mako facility will help us meet customers’ needs as the scale and complexity of the savoury and snacks market continues to grow.”

The savoury segment represents approximately 33% of the flavour market potential in the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EAME) region with Givaudan owning the broadest savoury portfolio range across all key product applications and flavour profiles. In 2011, the savoury segment represented 35% of global sales in the Flavour Division.

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