Symrise has opened a site for natural food ingredients in Banks County, near Atlanta, in the US state of Georgia, having invested €50 million in the facility. The step is said to reinforce the pioneering role of Symrise in the US market and emphasize its aspiration to further expand within growth regions.
“This advantageous location in the USA’s well-developed agricultural South-East enables us to strategically grow on the market for natural and sustainable food ingredients. With the new site in Georgia we show that we consistently implement our investment program. For example, only a couple of weeks ago, also in the USA, we have opened a plant for cosmetic ingredients in Charleston, South Carolina. The expansion of our capacities is and continues to be an important growth factor. We are strengthening our competitiveness for the traditionally largest market in our industry. In addition, we are strategically developing our backwards integration focusing on agriculturally produced raw materials. By working closely with our farmers, we are ensuring high product quality and deliverability”, says Dr. Heinz-Jürgen Bertram, CEO of Symrise AG.
The plant will manufacture products for the Food Ingredients, Symrise Flavor and Pet Food business units. Symrise’s customers use these natural ingredients for example in culinary applications as well as in premium pet food. Symrise says it aims to continue its growth in the US market for natural food ingredients and wants to continually expand the site in Georgia through 2020.
The 40-hectare siteis home to 50 employees and will be further increased to 100 employees with future expansion of the plant.