Takasago Completes First Phase of Rockleigh Expansion With Dedication of Applications Labs

April 30, 2007

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Takasago Completes First Phase of Rockleigh Expansion With Dedication of Applications Labs

ROCKLEIGH, NJBrian Buck, vice president and general manager, Takasago International Corp. (USA) Flavor Division, announced that Takasago Flavors has completed the expansion of dedicated confection and beverage applications laboratories at its Rockleigh, NJ facilities. Yoshinari Nimura, president of Takasago International Corp., Dr. Sean Traynor, president of Takasago International Corp (USA) and Buck presided at ceremonies that precede another upcoming ribbon-cutting event for the relocation and renovation of Takasagos sensory facilities, marking the conclusion of the first phase of the multimillion dollar expansion project.

We are pleased that the entire Flavor Division participated in this celebration. Our creative staff recognized their contributions to the design, which has resulted in applications areas that truly represents the forward thinking that we are pursuing, said Buck. It was also pointed out that the project is not generating any interruption of services to customers.

Our new and improved applications laboratories offer a working environment that is conducive to product development efforts. Our confection and beverage customers are already experiencing true partnerships with us in bringing new flavor concepts to their product line extensions as well as to their new products, said Buck. He added that from these advanced laboratory facilities, confection and beverage technical and marketing experts are consistently evolving new concepts in tastes. He noted that Takasagos Sensory Testing Group, that helps identify the taste trends leading to market success, supports these efforts.

Additionally, from our Rockleigh site, our customers are benefiting from Takasagos Consumer Insight & Marketing Research Team that collaborates with consumers in the development of tastes that consumers are looking for, said Buck.

About Takasago International
Takasago International (USA) is a wholly owned subsidiary of Takasago International Corporation, which was established in Japan in 1920. With worldwide sales of more than $1 billion, Takasago is recognized as one of the worlds leading flavor and fragrance companies. The global Takasago organization maintains offices, production sites and research and development centers in 25 countries.
For more than 80 years, Takasago has developed flavors, fragrances, fine chemicals and aroma chemicals for some of the worlds most successful food, beverage, fine fragrance, household, personal care and industrial brands. Today, Takasago is distinguished in the flavor industry as the owner of more than 1,000 patents, and is considered a leader in specific technologies for high impact flavors, including the Sensates and Vivid Flavors product lines.
In 2001, Takasago Director, Professor Ryoji Noyori of Nagoya University, was awarded a Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his work on chirally catalyzed hydrogenation reactions. Takasago is honored to have the technical support of Professor Ryoji Noyori as the company strives toward breakthroughs in flavor, fragrance and aroma chemical development.

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