Symrise products provide exciting flavor and fragrance experiences, improve food characteristics, and contribute to the health and well-being of consumers in more than 150 countries around the world. A dedicated focus on our customers, a high level of innovation and targeted expansion into new markets represent the basis for our sustainable, profitable growth.

Symrise develops, produces and sells fragrance, flavoring and food ingredients, cosmetic active ingredients and raw materials as well as functional ingredients and solutions that enhance the sensory properties and nutrition of various products. Our company’s approximately 34,000 products are mainly produced on the basis of natural raw materials like vanilla, citrus fruits, onions, fish, meat, blossoms and plant materials. Our flavors, substances, perfume oils and sensory solutions are often central functional components for our customers’ end products. These customers include manufacturers of perfumes, cosmetics and foods, the pharmaceutical industry and producers of nutritional supplements, pet food and baby food.

Our company’s origins go back to the year 1874. Symrise has since grown to achieve a current market share of 10 % – making it one of the leading suppliers of flavors and fragrances as well as nutrition in the global market. A high level of innovation and creativity, an exact knowledge of customer needs and various regional consumer preferences as well as targeted expansion into new and promising market segments contribute to our company’s above-average growth rate. Today, Symrise has over 11,000 employees working at more than 100 sites around the world who serve over 6,000 customers in more than 150 countries.

Symrise’s growth is primarily organic. We reinforce the expansion of our business activities with targeted investments in capacity expansions, research and development centers, our distribution network, logistics and an efficient energy supply. For years, this has enabled us to grow more quickly than the market. We complement this growth by acquiring attractive companies that bring additional competencies into the Group and provide us with access to new market segments and customer groups. We also enter into strategic partnerships to develop new products.

The operating activities of the Symrise Group are the responsibility of Taste, Nutrition & Health and Scent & Care segments. The divisions within these segments are organized according to business units and regions.

The Group’s Corporate Center is located in Holzminden, Germany. Key corporate functions such as governance and control, communications and administration are located there. Symrise has regional headquarters in France (Rennes), the United States (Teterboro, New Jersey), Brazil (São Paulo) and Singapore.


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Our impact

Symrise thinks today about tomorrow and the day after tomorrow. And we think in multidimensional terms, considering all the interactions and connections between business, environment and society. The successful development of our company should benefit all stakeholders.


  • Increase company value for shareholders
  • Reliable debt servicing to lenders
  • Financing future-oriented investments through strong cash flow


  • Contribution to climate protection
  • Conservation of the environment and natural resources
  • Maintain biodiversity
  • Sustainability in supply chains


  • Drivers of innovation and progress
  • Acceleration of digital transformation

Products and product solutions

  • Improve the competitive position of our customers through innovative and creative products and solutions
  • Expansion of number of sustainably generated products
  • Development of new markets, market segments and applications


  • Ensure and expand attractive job positions for our employees
  • Investments in training and education of young people
  • Improve living conditions in producing countries
  • Donations for and sponsoring of social projects worldwide


Our Application Areas


Taste, nutrition, health and well-being, as well as scent, care and good looks – Symrise provides sustainable solutions using natural base materials.

Our wide range of activities offers opportunities for growth, stabilizes business performance and gives Symrise an unmistakable profile. Through commitment and creativity, we develop innovative concepts for our customers’ products that meet global consumer desires for naturalness, traceability of ingredients, new taste and scent experiences, sustainability and effects that foster good health. The newly formed Taste, Nutrition & Health segment allows us to consolidate our skill sets. This means we can provide even more comprehensive product solutions to our customers, leverage synergies in research and customized product development, and optimize the use of natural ingredients in a manner that is in line with the circular economy. We create tangible added value for our customers, consumers and the environment.

Our Value Creation

Value added

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2017 – 2021 in thousand €

From 2017 to 2021 alone, Symrise generated added value totaling € 6.2 billion on cumulative sales revenues of € 16.9 billion. We use a wide variety of resources to generate value for many stakeholder groups as part of our proven, future-oriented business model. We’re aware of the fact that our company bears responsibility for the profitable use of the capital entrusted to us, the efficient use and protection of natural resources, the welfare of our employees, and social interests. We want to continuously increase our added value and continue to meet our responsibility to the environment and society.