The supplier of aromas, fragrances and beauty ingredients has inaugurated its newest fragrance production facility in Changzhou, China.
Built on a land area of 76,000 square metres, the new production facility costed more than CHF 100 million (EUR 93,5 million or USD 109,5 million). According to Givaudan, the facility is outfitted with the most advanced auto-dosing system allowing for high accuracy and efficiency and an agile manufacturing environment.
China is a key market for Givaudan with a strong anticipated growth for the next ten years. The new production facility will substantially increase the company’s existing manufacturing output spanning personal, home and fabric care fragrances through to oral care flavours, encapsulated fragrances, and prestige perfumes to serve customers in China and Asia Pacific.
“Opening this production facility in China – an important high growth market – demonstrates our commitment to our customers, and aligns to our 2025 strategy and purpose. This investment will strengthen our position as a strategic partner to our customers in the region and will cater to the increasing consumer demands for great smelling sustainable fragrances,” said Givaudan’s CEO, Gilles Andrier.
The production facility is equipped with energy-efficient facilities such as centralised chillers, variable speed drive motors and compressors as well as light emitting diode (LED) lights. A solar system project expected to complete by early 2021 will also contribute to the company’s commitment to use 100% renewable electricity by 2025.
“Expanding our manufacturing capabilities builds on our current creative centre and production facility in Shanghai, as well as the recently acquired Drom creative centre and production site in Guangzhou, giving Givaudan an unparalleled footprint in China. We are very well positioned to offer our customers a comprehensive end-to-end solution for the region in the creation, development and production of fragrances that consumers love,” concluded Yaling Li, Head of Fragrances China and Korea.