Firmenich Unveils Its Largest Flavor Plant
Market Expertz | March 21, 2019
Firmenich, the perfumes and flavors company recently opened up its largest flavors plant in Zhangjiagang Free Trade Zone. This move follows a substantial increase in demand in the region of China. The plant shall operate on digital manufacturing systems that provide optimal standards of Quality, Health, Safety, and Security. The plant is also environment-friendly and can deliver a high production rate with the promise of a seventy percent automation rate. China is Firmenich’s second largest consumer base and the plant is manufactured to cater to the demand in the regional market. The Zhangjiagang plant is an addition to the company’s commercial sites located in Shanghai, Kunming, Beijing, and Guangzhou.
Firmenich is a leading manufacturer of perfumes and flavors and is also a supporter of sustainable technology and minimal carbon footprint generation. The Swiss company believes in ecological operations and dedicates ten percent of its turnover in research and development to retain the natural features of any product. The perfume giant has been in China for over three decades and the billion-dollar company is set to achieve new feats with this plant. The plant functions on high-tech facilities and is adept in releasing minimal waste. It is also efficient in energy conservation and water management. Additionally, the plant has a zero liquid discharge waste mechanism that entails the purification and recycled usage of water after every cycle. It is also free from ozone-depleting refrigerants and has an advanced air treatment system. The lighting and building components employed in the construction of the plant allows for energy-conservation and reduced heat wastage.
In 2018, Firmenich acquired San Diego-based Senomyx, Inc., which commercialized in flavor ingredients and sweeteners. The Swiss flavor company also signed a deal with China-based Layn Natural Ingredients, expanding further in the sweetener business and offering the same to its consumer base in China.