Global leader in flavours and fragrances Givaudan has invested CHF 120 million in its new flagship Innovation Centre in Kemptthal, Switzerland, with the aim of accelerating innovation in flavour, taste and fragrance solutions.
The 12,000 square metre centre is the Company’s largest investment in research to date, and forms part of a global innovation ecosystem designed to leverage the Company’s broad expertise in flavours, fragrances, active cosmetic ingredients and natural solutions for for the food & beverage and beauty, personal and home care industries.
Gilles Andrier, CEO of Givaudan, said: “Building on our 250 years pioneering heritage, our new flagship centre is the latest example of Givaudan’s strong innovation culture. As the newest addition to Givaudan’s vast network of research and creation centres, the Zurich Innovation Centre will act as a key enabler to deliver breakthrough science and technology solutions for our customers while tackling the industry’s most pressing challenges.”
As part of Givaudan’s sustainability approach, A Sense of Tomorrow, the building is one of the first facilities in Switzerland to receive a gold certificate from Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED), the world’s most widely recognised green building certification system. It fosters healthy, enjoyable and productive work through user-oriented workplace design that reduces water and energy consumption and improves environmental and economic efficiency by up to 45%.
The official opening ceremony took place on 14 June 2019, in the presence of 130 participants including Martina Hirayama, State Secretary for Education, Research and Innovation, along with Givaudan’s executive management members, customers and partners.
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