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Firmenich Begins Construction on Flavor Plant in China

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In Zhangjiagang, China, Firmenich is opening a flavor production facility to improve customer service and increase speed-to-market abilities. The secretary of the Communist party of China of Zhang Jia Gang city attended the ceremony.

“Our significant investment in Zhangjiagang, reinforces our long-term commitment to China, our second largest market worldwide,” said Gilbert Ghostine, CEO Firmenich. “It is critical for us to operate with world-class capacity and technology in China, to best meet the dynamic innovation needs of our global and local customers.”

The site is being constructed according to Firmenich's 2020 sustainability standards, especially in water and emission area management. The plant will have efficient waste water treatment systems in order to recycle the water used on site. There will also be efficient processing equipment, lighting and building components that optimize energy consumption.

Reaching China's Customers

“Firmenich has been investing consistently over the last 25 years in China, cutting across leading research, creativity, commercial and production facilities and expertise,” said Monegal. “Building on this legacy and success to date, I look forward to continue mobilizing the breadth and depth of our expertise to best serve our customers across China with innovative and locally-relevant solutions.” - See more at: http://www.perfumerflavorist.com/networking/news/people/Firmenich-Hires-Boet-Brinkgreve-as-New-Chief-Supply-Chain-Officer-413969323.html#sthash.47fWJn5b.dpuf
“Firmenich has been investing consistently over the last 25 years in China, cutting across leading research, creativity, commercial and production facilities and expertise,” said Monegal. “Building on this legacy and success to date, I look forward to continue mobilizing the breadth and depth of our expertise to best serve our customers across China with innovative and locally-relevant solutions.” - See more at: http://www.perfumerflavorist.com/networking/news/people/Firmenich-Hires-Boet-Brinkgreve-as-New-Chief-Supply-Chain-Officer-413969323.html#sthash.47fWJn5b.dpuf

Firmenich has been established in China for more than 20 years. Earlier this year, the company launched its website to reach China's customers, colleagues and partners. The Zhangjiagang facility is expected to open in 2019 to aid the manufacturing facilities in Shanghai and Kunming. R&D offices and development facilities will be in Shanghai, Beijing and Guangzhou.

“By significantly increasing our flavor production capacity in China, we are accelerating our customers’ access to our flavor solutions,” said Boet Brinkgreve, president of Firmenich China and global ingredients. “This cutting-edge plant is designed to not only increase our operational efficiency, but also to optimize our environmental footprint.”