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) 6.01 % Gerberding Vermögensverwaltung
2) 93.99 % free float*

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

Number of employees:

9,387* (December 31, 2017)

*fte – full time equivalent

Executive board:

Dr. Heinz-Jürgen Bertram (CEO)
Olaf Klinger (CFO)
Dr. Jean-Yves Parisot (President Diana)
Heinrich Schaper (President Flavor)
Achim Daub (President Scent & Care)

Sales (2017):

€ 2.996 billion

Market share:

About 11% of the relevant fragrance and flavor market.

Sales by region (2017):

Europe, Africa, Middle East € 1.287 billion
North America € 0.702 billion
Asia/Pacific € 0.631 billion
Latin America € 0.377 billion

Sales by division (2017):

Scent & Care € 1.263 billion
Flavor € 1.101 billion
Nutrition € 0.631 billion

Investments in research and development (2017):

6.6 %


more than 100 worldwide

Product portfolio

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

Flavor consists of the Flavor division with its Beverages, Savory and Sweet business units. Flavor 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.

Nutrition consists of the Diana division and its business units Food, Pet Food, Aqua and Probi. Diana develops tailor-made solutions from natural raw materials, which help to improve the sensorial and nutritional performance of its customers’ products. This includes sensorial and nutritional solutions to reinforce its customers’ benefits in the food industry, as well as natural and functional food solutions and palatability enhancers for pet food. Another area are plant cell cultures dedicated to actives synthesis for the food, health and cosmetics industries.

Scent & Care is subdivided into three divisions: Fragrances, Cosmetic Ingredients and Aroma Molecules. They produce and sell 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.