Givaudan opens new plant in India

Geneva, 30 August 2000 - Givaudan today opened a new plant in Jigani (Bangalore, India). The new factory includes state-of-the-art fragrance and flavour compounding facilities as well as application and quality control laboratories. The new plant doubles the existing production capacities and will enable Givaudan to meet the growing needs of its key customers in the fast growing Indian market. The new facilities will strengthen Givaudan’s leadership position in the Indian fragrance market and will support its extensive growth plans in the domain of flavours in India.

The new plant demonstrates Givaudan’s long-term commitment to the Asia/Pacific region. Givaudan sees India and China as its major targets for future growth in this region.

Givaudan is a global leader in fragrances and flavours research, development, creation, manufacture and sales. Givaudan is headquartered in Vernier, Switzerland, and has subsidiaries in 40 countries world-wide. In 1999 Givaudan achieved sales of CHF 2.2 billion and CHF 1.2 billion in the first half year 2000. The company employs some 5000 persons world-wide.


For further information, please contact:
Peter Wullschleger, Givaudan  Investor & Media Relations
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