Editor’s pickGivaudan doubles flavour production capacity in China


The company invests additional CHF30 million to support growth ambitions in China and meet consumer demand for healthier products

Givaudan has inaugurated a new extension to its Nantong manufacturing facility with an aim to support the capacity on liquid flavour production for beverages, dairy and sweet goods. This move is said to double Givaudan’s flavour production capacity in China, bringing the company’s total investment on the Nantong facility to CHF80 million.

Gilles Andrier, CEO of Givaudan, commented: “We’re delighted to open the new extended space at our Nantong facility. The total investment we have made on the Nantong site supports our strategic goal of increasing Givaudan’s footprint in high growth markets and capturing growth opportunities. More importantly, the larger Nantong site will now enable Givaudan to collaborate even more closely with our customers to deliver innovative and creative taste solutions to the ever-evolving Chinese market.”

The new 16,000 square metre addition to the original site will enable Givaudan to meet the growing demand from customers in the food and beverage segments in China. The company’s statement further highlighted that 95% of the total production capacity will support customers in China. The Nantong manufacturing facility will strengthen Givaudan’s existing capabilities in savoury and culinary flavour blends, snack seasonings, spray dries and liquid flavours.

The manufacturing facility has also contributed to Givaudan’s Climate Action Agenda, and was certified as “Environment-friendly Green Enterprise” by the Environment Protection Bureau of Nantong Economic and Technological Development Area.  

Monila Kothari, commercial head of Asia-Pacific, Givaudan, underlined the growing importance of the Chinese market, and elaborated: “China’s economy has blossomed quickly over the years, and is now the world’s second largest economy. As a result, we have seen a tremendous growth in the food and beverage industry coming from local players.

“Given this rapid transformation, we now have a manufacturing facility that can support our business development strategy in China. This expansion will enable us to be agile as we address the needs of our customers in China.”