Symrise develops, produces and sells fragrances and flavors as well as cosmetic active ingredients and raw materials and functional ingredients. Its customers include large, multinational companies as well as important regional and local manufacturers of foods, beverages, perfumes, cosmetics, personal care products, cleaning and washing products as well as the pharmaceutical industry and manufacturers of food supplements.
Its sales of € 1.830 billion in 2013 and a global market share of approximately 11 % place Symrise among the top four companies in the global flavors and fragrances market. Headquartered in Holzminden, Germany, the Group is represented in 35 countries in Europe, Africa, the Middle East, Asia, the United States and Latin America. Around 6,000 people work in the two business divisions at Symrise Group – Scent & Care and Flavor & Nutrition.
Symrise works with its clients to develop new ideas and market-ready concepts for products that form an indispensable part of everyday life, such as perfumes, personal care products, detergents and household cleaners, beverages, snacks and confectionery. At Symrise, an important part of value creation is developing products that provide an additional benefit for the consumer. Symrise thus offers taste solutions that make it possible to reduce the sugar or sodium content in food as well as moisturizing cosmetic ingredients that allow the amount of preservatives in care products to be reduced.