Givaudan has doubled its flavour production capacity in China with the opening of a new $53m manufacturing facility in Nantong, near Shanghai.
The site will more than double the company’s production capacity in the country, enabling Givaudan to meet the growing need of customers in China for innovative products and great taste experiences, it said. Givaudan’s customers in China and across Asia Pacific will benefit from faster access to its flavour and taste solutions, while the plant will strengthen the existing capabilities for savoury and culinary flavour blends, snack seasonings, spray dries and process flavours, the Swiss manufacturer added.
The investment is more than four times the amount spent on a new technical centre in Tokyo, which will bring all of Givaudan’s technical services in Japan together for the first time after it was unveiled earlier this week.
More than 100 people will be employed on site at Nantong, with a large majority of these being recruited from the local area.
Givaudan CEO Gilles Andrier said: “The Nantong facility represents our largest investment in China since 2006, supporting our strategic objective of increasing Givaudan’s footprint in developing markets and capturing growth opportunities in savoury, culinary and snacks segments.”
Givaudan’s regional commercial head of APAC, Monila Kothari, added: “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.”
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