Symrise AG
Mühlenfeldstrasse 1
37603 Holzminden
Phone: +49 55 31 90-0
Fax: +49 55 31 90-16 17


Symrise was formed in 2003 through the merger of Dragoco Gerberding & Co. AG and Haarmann & Reimer GmbH and has been a publicly traded company since December 2006. A year later, it was admitted to the German MDAX.

Shareholder structure:

1) 5,86 % Gerberding Vermögensverwaltung
2) 94,14 % free float*

*acc. to the definition applied by the German Stock Exchange

Number of employees:

5,959* (December 31, 2013)

*fte – full time equivalent

Executive board:

Dr. Heinz-Jürgen Bertram (CEO)
Bernd Hirsch (CFO)
Achim Daub (Head of Scent & Care)
Hans Holger Gliewe (Head of Flavor & Nutrition)

Sales (2013):

€ 1,830 billion

Market share:

About 11% of the relevant fragrance and flavor market.

Sales by region (2013):

Europe, Africa, Middle East 45.3 %
North America 19.1 %
Asia/Pacific 22.9 %
Latin America 12.7 %

Sales by division (2013):

Scent & Care 52.5 %
Flavor & Nutrition 47.5 %

Investments in research and development (2013):

6.9 %


35 worldwide

Product portfolio

Symrise is a global supplier of fragrances, flavorings, cosmetic active ingredients and raw materials as well as functional ingredients. Its clients include manufacturers of perfumes, cosmetics, food and beverages, the pharmaceutical industry and producers of nutritional supplements. The company comprises two divisions: Flavor & Nutrition and Scent & Care.

Flavor & Nutrition develops, produces, and sells flavors and functional ingredients for use in foods, beverages and health products. This includes culinary products and snacks, sweets and desserts, dairy products and ice cream, and beverages and nutritional supplements.

Scent & Care develops, produces and sells fragrances, cosmetic ingredients, aroma molecules and mint aromas. They are used in the manufacture of perfumes, personal care and cosmetic products, cleaning products and detergents, home fragrances and oral care products.

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