April 25, 2013
HOLZMINDEN, GermanySymrise AG today opened its new its new 10 million research center at its headquarters in Holzminden, a move that will promote the interdisciplinary research dialogue between its Scent & Care and Flavor & Nutrition divisions.
The new 2,400-square meter center has four floors with enough room for 90 workers. Along with offices, there are spacious communication and conference rooms for customer presentations and meetings with external cooperation partners as well as universities and institutes.
Commenting on the opening, Dr. Heinz-Jürgen Bertram, CEO of Symrise AG, said: Around the world, new trends are coming into existence every day and consumers are developing new needs. We strategically incorporate these strong dynamics arising from individual markets and segments into our research work in order to develop innovative solutions early on. That is why we cross-link our business units and pool our research activities. In this way, we realize interdisciplinary projects and can optimally make use of our competencies in the areas of fragrances, functional ingredients and flavors."
Bertram said the research center will help strengthen the companys expertise in research and development, which is the basis for a competitive position as well as for accelerated growth. He said a special point of emphasis was put on researching functional ingredients for healthy nutrition and conscious personal care.
Sustainability was a key pillar of construction. Waste heat from the surrounding laboratory buildings is used in the form of steam condensate to provide at least 75 % of the heating for the new building.
On April 23, Symrise obtained a 125 million long-term loan from the European Investment Bank to fund its intensive research and development activities on functional ingredients for cosmetics and healthy nutrition.
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