Published On:November 26 2016
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Givaudan invests CHF 5 mn to expand flavour unit in Singapore.
Givaudan - the Switzerland-based manufacturer of flavours, fragrances and active cosmetic ingredients - has expanded its Flavour Innovation Centre (FIC) in Singapore with an investment of CHF 5 million. The FIC is home to the Asia Pacific (APAC) campus of the Givaudan Flavour School, which is training the next generation of flavourists in the region, and the APAC Academy which supports continuous learning.
The expanded Singapore centre will include a new fully integrated culinary space for concept development, as well as new or expanded savoury, bakery, confectionery, beverage and dairy facilities to serve all market sectors.
The investment enhances Givaudan’s innovation capabilities in APAC, facilitating a regional focus on applied innovation, collaboration and knowledge sharing, to complement its global network. Within the FIC, Givaudan flavourists will leverage the latest ingredients and technologies to develop holistic customer solutions that can go straight to market.
“The expansion of the Singapore Flavour Innovation Centre supports our 2020 strategy of investment in high growth markets, and builds on our recent developments in Nantong (China); Karachi (Pakistan) and Pune (India). It demonstrates our continuing commitment to growing with our customers and providing them with differentiated flavour solutions for consumer preferred products that meet local market needs,” said Gilles Andrier, chief executive officer, Givaudan.
These new facilities mean Givaudan is ideally placed to address regional trends such as the needs of a middle class concerned with health and wellness but without wanting to compromise on taste. Expanded capacity in Singapore will enable greater collaboration and innovation with customers to meet their needs, and those of a growing mass market with a desire for quality products with natural ingredients.
Givaudan has been serving customers in Singapore since 1992. According to Monila Kothari, Givaudan’s regional commercial head of APAC, the latest expansion underlines the company’s ongoing commitment to its APAC and ASEAN customers, by offering them superior levels of innovative and creative flavour and taste solutions.