Geneva – June 30, 2015 – Givaudan today officially opened its new savoury flavours manufacturing facility in Nantong, China. Representing an investment of CHF 50 million, the site will more than double Givaudan’s existing production capacity in China. Over 100 people will be employed on site, of which a large majority have been recruited locally.
Givaudan CEO, Gilles Andrier, said: “The Nantong facility represents our largest investment in China since 2006, supporting our strategic objective of increasing Givaudan’s footprint in developing markets and capturing growth opportunities in savoury, culinary and snacks segments.”
Givaudan’s regional Commercial Head of APAC, Monila Kothari said: “Enhancing our production capabilities in China, coupled with local consumer understanding, will allow us to target flavour development more closely to meet consumer preferences in China and more broadly within Asia.”
Givaudan’s customers in China and across the Asia Pacific region will benefit from faster access to its flavour and taste solutions. The new plant will strengthen the Company’s existing capabilities in savoury and culinary flavour blends, snack seasonings, spray dries and process flavours.