Givaudan, a Swiss multinational manufacturer of flavours, fragrances and active cosmetic ingredients opened its new fragrance production facility in Changzhou, China.
China remains a key growth market for innovative and consumer-preferred fragranced products for Givaudan which is in line with the recently announced 2025 strategy.
The Changzhou production facility, costing more than CHF 100 million (~$110 million) and constructed on a land area of 76,000 square metres, is outfitted with the most advanced auto-dosing system allowing for high accuracy and efficiency and an agile manufacturing environment.
Consistent with Givaudan’s global manufacturing processes, the production facility meets the highest global and local standards in fragrance manufacturing including advanced environmental, health and safety features.
The new facility will substantially increase the company’s existing manufacturing output spanning personal, home and fabric care fragrances through to oral care flavours, encapsulated fragrances, and prestige perfumes to serve customers in China and Asia Pacific.
CEO, Gilles Andrier said: “Opening this production facility in China – an important high growth market – demonstrates our commitment to our customers, and aligns to our 2025 strategy and purpose. This investment will strengthen our position as a strategic partner to our customers in the region and will cater to the increasing consumer demands for great smelling sustainable fragrances.”
The production facility is equipped with energy-efficient facilities such as centralised chillers, variable speed drive motors and compressors as well as light emitting diode (LED) lights. A solar system project expected to complete by early 2021 will also contribute to the Company’s commitment to use 100% renewable electricity by 2025.