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Givaudan (Vernier, Switzerland) has begun laying the groundwork for a new savory flavors manufacturing facility near Makó, Hungary. The facility, which is a €130 million investment for Givaudan and is slated to be fully operational by first quarter 2013, will produce culinary flavor blends, seasonings and spray-dried flavors that are allergen-free and marketed primarily to the savory packaged foods segment. This will support the company’s initiatives to grow globally in savory flavors, as well as meet demands in fast-developing markets. Additionally, the new facility—which was chosen with the assistance of the Ministry for National Economy, the Hungarian Investment Agency HITA and the Makó municipality and was developed with Hungarian partners HBM and Market—will create approximately 300 new jobs in the area and will contract with local suppliers for its business.