Dubai - 17 November 2014 – Givaudan has officially opened its new, expanded Technical Centre and Regional Offices in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The expansion of Givaudan’s facilities in Dubai will bring closer collaboration with customers in creating and applying flavours for the Middle Eastern markets.
Henning Hartnacke, President Europe, Africa, Middle East Flavours, said: “Givaudan is already touching the lives of millions of consumers in the Middle East with delighting flavours every day. With this significant investment, we are now offering food manufacturers and food service companies the full range of our creation and application services from within the Middle East.
For the first time customers from across the region will benefit from local access to Givaudan’s Savoury and Snacks Flavour creation and application capabilities. These are complemented by the full range of services in Sweet Goods and Beverages, where Givaudan is now also offering Flavour creation in addition to already existing application expertise.
The new state-of-the-art facilities are responding to growing demand for flavours from developing markets. The new technical centre in Dubai is part of the Company’s overall strategy of increasing its sales in developing markets.
Givaudan is the market leader in the global flavour and fragrance industry. Its head office is in Switzerland. In 2013, the company achieved sales of CHF 4,369 million with a work force of more than 9,000 employees and subsidiaries in 46 countries.