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:

8,301* (December 31, 2015)

*fte – full time equivalent

Executive board:

Dr. Heinz-Jürgen Bertram (CEO, Head of Flavor & Nutrition)
Olaf Klinger (CFO)
Achim Daub (Head of Scent & Care)

Sales (2015):

€ 2.602 billion

Market share:

About 12% of the relevant fragrance and flavor market.

Sales by region (2015):

Europe, Africa, Middle East 43.5 %
North America 22.0 %
Asia/Pacific 21.9 %
Latin America 12.6 %

Sales by division (2015):

Scent & Care 41.3 %
Flavor & Nutrition 58.7 %

Investments in research and development (2015):

6.5 %


40 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 two segments: Flavor & Nutrition and Scent & Care.

Flavor & Nutrition is subdivided into two divisions: Flavors and Diana. Flavors 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. 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.