The new plant significantly increases the ingredient supplier’s capacities and improves its position in the market, having invested € 15 million to build; and further facilities in Germany and the US are also said to be planned.
Strengthening market position
By processing various cosmetic ingredients in the new plant, Symrise says it strengthens its position as a solution provider for cosmetics, and that with its active ingredients for cosmetics, the company offers a complete toolbox of compatible products.
“Opening a production plant for cosmetic ingredients strengthens our leading role in the development and production of innovative ingredients for producers of cosmetics and care products,” explains Dr. Gabriele Vielhaber, Senior Vice President & Global Head Actives, Botanicals and Product Protection Cosmetic Ingredients Division at Symrise.
“We have established and built our expertise in cosmetic ingredients over many decades. With our sound knowledge of formulations, consumers and the market as well as our application expertise, we are supporting our customers in developing personal care products. Also, our innovative strength has helped us set standards in cosmetic ingredients. We will continue to develop that expertise.”
Improving sustainability approach
Symrise’s Cosmetic Ingredients division uses the new facilities to produce various cosmetic ingredients, and says its production flexibility has thus been considerably increased.
The plant also allows additional production processes to be run within its facilities, strengthening the backward integration of key raw materials and thus the availability of these raw materials.
The German firm also says the plant makes use sustainability principles by recirculating production steam, meaning it uses significantly less energy.
In addition, output and product quality have been improved thanks to more efficient production processes.