December 2014

December 11, 2014

German Sustainability Award 2014
Symrise Among Top 3 in Special Award Category “Resource Efficiency”

The 2014 German Sustainability Awards were presented in Düsseldorf on November 28, 2014. Symrise placed among the top 3 in the special award category “Resource Efficiency.” With this award, the foundation is recognizing... more »

November 2014

November 13, 2014

Symrise Continues on Profitable Growth Track

Symrise AG considerably increased its sales and earnings in the first nine months of 2014. The Group benefited from high demand in both segments and all regions. For the first time and as of July, the consolidated... more »

October 2014

October 20, 2014

Carbon Disclosure Project Honors Symrise for Transparency on Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Symrise takes a leading position in dealing responsibly with climate change. The Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) reached this conclusion after having assessed 350 companies in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. In the... more »

October 15, 2014

Symrise Incorporates Subsidiary in Nigeria and Strengthens Presence in the African Market

Symrise has launched a subsidiary in Lagos, Nigeria. With this move, it is strengthening its presence in Africa. The location will include sales and marketing offices as well as application laboratories. Symrise will use... more »

October 14, 2014

Symrise Opens Production Site in Madagascar

On October 13, 2014, Symrise opened an extraction facility for vanilla and is thus taking another important step in sustainable vanilla production in Madagascar. The investment at the Benavony site amounted to... more »

September 2014

September 26, 2014

Concluding Statement on the Manufacturing Process of Piperonal

Symrise welcomes the conclusion of the proceedings between German Customer Protection Group Stiftung Warentest and Ritter Sport and again confirms the naturalness of its product: From the very beginning, Symrise... more »

September 23, 2014

Symrise Nominated for the German Sustainability Award 2014

Together with the German government, the German Sustainability Award Foundation has nominated Symrise AG for its measures taken toward conservation of resources. With this nomination, the company is one of this year’s... more »

September 09, 2014

Appeal by German Consumer Organization Stiftung Warentest Rejected: Symrise AG Sees Quality and Reliability of its Products Confirmed by Ruling of Higher Regional Court Munich

The Higher Regional Court Munich has rejected Stiftung Warentestʼs appeal against the preliminary injunction issued by the Munich District Court. With this decision, Stiftung Warentest remains to be prohibited from... more »

August 2014

August 12, 2014

Universal and Versatile Skin Beautifier for all Ages from Ginger Root
Symrise Launches SymVital® AR

Symrise launches SymVital® AR, which is a 100 % pure and natural ginger root extract. SymVital® AR is proven to significantly improve the skin texture and smoothness of stressed skin, smoothing wrinkles and enhancing... more »

August 07, 2014

Symrise Continues to Grow and Significantly Increases Profitability

Symrise AG remained on its successful course during the first half of 2014. The Group increased sales at local currency in all regions, significantly raised the operating result and completed the acquisition of French... more »

July 2014

July 29, 2014

Symrise AG successfully closes acquisition of Diana Group

Symrise AG successfully completed the acquisition of French Diana Group, one of the leading manufacturers of natural flavors and the global number 1 for pet food solutions. The takeover has been approved by the Diana... more »

July 10, 2014

Culinary Insights to the Next Level
Chefs United network of Symrise nearly doubled

Chefs United, the culinary insights tool of Symrise, is continuing to grow. More than 26,000 chefs from around the world are now sharing information on local cuisine, cooking practices and taste preferences. Symrise... more »

July 03, 2014

Symrise Secures Financing for Diana Acquisition by Successfully Issuing a Bond

Symrise AG has secured the financing for acquiring the Diana Group by successfully issuing a bond. The € 500 million bond was oversubscribed several times. Part of a comprehensive financing concept totaling € 1.3... more »

June 2014

June 10, 2014

ANOSMIA: Lives Without a Sense of Smell
Interactive Exhibition with Fragrances created by Symrise

In early Summer 2014, Eléonore de Bonneval is presenting her exhibition on anosmia. In Bordeaux at the French University Hospital, the photojournalist shows the role the sense of smell plays in daily life and the lives... more »

May 2014

May 22, 2014

Symrise Enters Into Strategic Partnership to Preserve Biodiversity

Today, in honor of the International Day of Biological Diversity, Symrise is announcing its strategic partnership with the Global Nature Fund (GNF) and the Union for Ethical BioTrade (UEBT). Together they will work to... more »

May 16, 2014

Sharing Values – Symrise Corporate Report:
Well on the Way to Integrated Reporting

Sharing Values, the current corporate report from Symrise, provides a comprehensive account of the company’s performance in the 2013 fiscal year and shows how the company is creating value for all. With a target... more »

May 14, 2014

Symrise AG generates around € 400 million from capital increase

Within a very short period of time Symrise AG successfully completed the capital increase from authorized capital announced on the previous evening. The Company used an accelerated bookbuilding procedure to place... more »

May 06, 2014

Symrise Records Strong First Quarter

Symrise AG had a successful start into the fiscal year 2014. The Group benefited from persistent high demand in both divisions and increased sales to € 470 million in the first quarter (Q1 2013: € 458 million). Adjusted... more »

April 2014

April 12, 2014

Acquisition of Diana Group – Symrise gearing up for second decade of accelerated growth

Symrise AG has submitted a binding offer and has entered into exclusive discussions with the owners of Diana Group with regards to the acquisition of Diana Group, one of the most attractive assets in the flavor and... more »

April 09, 2014

Symrise Opens Site in the Amazon Ecoparque:
Research and Manufacturing of Sustainable Fragrances and Cosmetics

In the fourth quarter of 2014, Symrise will open a site for research, development and the manufacturing of sustainable ingredients from the Amazon region. The Ecoparque, an industrial condominium, promotes and combines... more »

April 01, 2014

SymTioTM S – for Sun Screens With a Better Skin Feel
Symrise Coats Titanium Dioxide

Symrise launches SymTioTM S, a novel sunscreen ingredient. It significantly reduces the potential for the white film effect on the skin if used in sun care products. It also improves the skin feel of sun care... more »

March 2014

March 27, 2014

Symrise exhibits at in-cosmetics 2014 in Hamburg

At in-cosmetics 2014, Symrise is presenting a range of new products at its booth 4B40. They focus on anti-aging solutions and natural ingredients as well as a cooperation for fairly traded Shea butter. This year, the... more »

March 12, 2014

PCHi 2014: Cosmetic Ingredients SymHair® Force 1631 and SymSave® H Win Awards for Symrise

This year’s PCHi Innovation Award honored two highly effective cosmetic ingredients from Symrise. SymHair® Force 1631 succeeded as breakthrough ingredient of the year for its hair-fortifying properties. In the... more »

March 10, 2014

Symrise Achieves Record Levels in Sales and Profitability in 2013

Symrise AG continued its dynamic profitable growth course in 2013 and achieved new all-time highs in sales and earnings during its tenth anniversary year. The Group grew sales by 6 % to EUR 1,830 million (2012: EUR 1,735... more »

January 2014

January 29, 2014

Unilever, Symrise and GIZ join forces to support vanilla farmers

Unilever, its supplier Symrise and the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH today announced a partnership to improve the livelihoods of 4,000 vanilla farmers in the Sava region, Madagascar.... more »

January 13, 2014

Symrise Welcomes Continuance of Preliminary Injunction for Ritter Sport – Stiftung Warentest’s Appeal Denied

Munich District Court I rejected Stiftung Warentest’s appeal today against the preliminary injunction obtained by Ritter Sport. Symrise welcomes this decision. Ritter Sport and Symrise have proven the naturalness of the... more »

January 10, 2014

Symrise has increased its holdings in Probi to 30.03 per cent, which gives rise to an obligation to launch a mandatory public offer

Symrise AG (“Symrise”) has acquired 11,010 shares in the Swedish company Probi AB (publ) (“Probi” or the “Company”), listed on NASDAQ OMX Stockholm, whereupon Symrise holds 2,812,505 shares in Probi. Symrise’s holdings... more »



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