Givaudan opens Tokyo technical centre

10 Jul 2015

Givaudan has opened a new technical centre and offices in downtown Tokyo. Designed to deliver a superior level of creative flavour and taste solutions, the CHF 12 million investment is said to demonstrate the company’s ongoing commitment to the food and beverage manufacturing sector in Japan. Housing new labs and dedicated sales, marketing and supply chain functions, […]

Givaudan opens Tokyo technical centre

flag-japan-nippon-national-white-rectangular-large-red-disk-representing-sun-center-35134105Givaudan has opened a new technical centre and offices in downtown Tokyo. Designed to deliver a superior level of creative flavour and taste solutions, the CHF 12 million investment is said to demonstrate the company’s ongoing commitment to the food and beverage manufacturing sector in Japan.

Housing new labs and dedicated sales, marketing and supply chain functions, the 4,000 square metre site enables Givaudan to offer its full range of technical services, including flavour creation and application, flavour science, sensory science in one location, for the first time in Japan.

The new centre will serve all market sectors including savoury, sweet, dairy and beverages. It includes improved customer collaboration capabilities such as expanded sensory booths, a development kitchen enhancing the foodservice capabilities, and presentation rooms to improve the customer experience.

“Our investment in new facilities in Tokyo demonstrates Givaudan’s ongoing commitment to the Japanese food manufacturing and foodservice sectors, which we have been serving since 1970,” said Givaudan Chief Executive Officer, Gilles Andrier. “The new technical centre will enable us to deliver more in-depth dialogue with customers, better collaboration on flavour and taste concept development and a faster response.”

“The new facility will allow our experts to work much more closely with customers designing specifically to their needs to create winning taste and flavour solutions,” said Monila Kothari, Givaudan’s Regional Commercial Head of APAC. “Its location, adjacent to Osaki train station is also making it much easier for customers to access our services.”

To support further growth and development, Givaudan has appointed Fabrizio Raho as Commercial Head and Company Manager, Japan. Previously Givaudan’s Commercial Head for ASEAN and Oceania, Raho has over 18 years’ experience in the Flavours business in various roles across Europe and the Asia Pacific region.

“This is a very exciting time to be joining the team as the improved facilities and expanded capabilities will give us many opportunities to build closer partnerships with customers and grow our business,” said Raho. “Japan is the most advanced and sophisticated food market in the world and Givaudan is committed succeeding further in this marketplace.”