Givaudan doubles China capacity

3 Jul 2015

Givaudan has 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. Givaudan said that the new plant will enable it to meet the growing needs of customers in China for innovative products and great taste […]

Givaudan doubles China capacity

political-map-china-21744219Givaudan has 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.

Givaudan said that the new plant will enable it to meet the growing needs of customers in China for innovative products and great taste experiences, more efficiently, and that it demonstrates Givaudan’s commitment to one of its most significant  growth markets.

“The Nantong facility represents our largest investment in China since 2006,” said Givaudan CEO, Gilles Andrier, “supporting our strategic objective of increasing Givaudan’s footprint in developing markets and capturing growth opportunities in savoury, culinary and snacks segments.”

Givaudan’s customers in China and across the Asia Pacific region will benefit from faster access to its flavour and taste solutions, the company said, while the new plant will strengthen the company’s existing capabilities in savoury and culinary flavour blends, snack seasonings, spray dries and process flavours.

The site is said to meet the highest global standards in flavour and food manufacturing, including adherence to the strictest allergen management principles and also to haves advanced environment, health and safety features.

Over 100 people will be employed on site, of which a large majority have been recruited locally.

“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,” said Givaudan’s Regional Commercial Head of APAC, Monila Kothari.: