Givaudan breaks new ground

24 Oct 2015

The company says it is demonstrating the importance of India to its growth strategy

Givaudan breaks new ground

Givaudan has laid the foundation for a new flavours manufacturing facility in Ranjangaon, Pune, India.

Givaudan says it is demonstrating the importance of India, as one of its key high growth markets, to its growth strategy by investing CHF 55 million in the new flavours manufacturing facility. It is Givaudan’s largest investment in India since 1998.

The new site, which is expected to open in 2018, will complement Givaudan’s existing flavour manufacturing facility in Daman.

“This major investment reflects India’s importance to Givaudan, and our overall 2020 strategy of investment in high growth markets,” said Givaudan Chief Executive Officer, Gilles Andrier. “It shows our commitment to continue to collaborate closely with customers in Asia Pacific and provide differentiated solutions for local market needs.”

Expected to employ around 100 people, the Pune facility will boost Givaudan’s capabilities in liquids compounding, powder blending, emulsions, process flavours and spray drying in India. It also means, says the company. that customers from across the Indian sub-continent will benefit from faster access to Givaudan’s flavour solutions.

“Givaudan has a 50 year heritage of operating in India and these are exciting times for us,” said Monila Kothari, Commercial Head APAC, Givaudan Flavours. “ The doubling of our flavour production capacity is testament to our commitment to India, and will help us continue to meet the dynamic needs of the Indian market for innovative products and great taste experiences.”