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Symrise is a global supplier of fragrances and flavorings, cosmetic active ingredients and raw materials, functional ingredients and product solutions for food production based on natural starting materials. Its clients include manufacturers of perfumes, cosmetics, food and beverages, the pharmaceutical industry and producers of nutritional supplements and pet food. With sales of € 3.4 billion in the 2019 fiscal year and a market share of around 10 %, Symrise is one of the leading global suppliers in the flavors and fragrances market. Headquartered in Holzminden, Germany, the Group is represented by more than 100 locations in Europe, Africa, the Middle East, Asia, the United States and Latin America. The Symrise Group originally resulted from a merger between the German companies Haarmann & Reimer and Dragoco in 2003. The roots of Symrise date back to 1874 and 1919, when the two companies were founded. In 2006, Symrise AG entered the stock market with its initial public offering (IPO). Since then, Symrise shares have been listed in the Prime Standard segment of the German stock exchange. With a market capitalization of about € 12.7 billion at the end of 2019, Symrise shares are listed on the MDAX® index. Currently, about 95 % of the shares are in free float.
Symrise AG’s headquarters are located in Holzminden, Germany. At this site, which is the Group’s largest, Symrise employs around 2,448 people in the areas of research, development, production, marketing as well as in the Corporate Center. The company has regional headquarters in the USA (Teterboro, New Jersey), Brazil (São Paulo), Singapore and France (Rennes, Brittany). Important production facilities and development centers are located in Germany, France, Brazil, Mexico, Singapore, China and the USA. Symrise has sales branches in more than 40 countries.