Swiss ingredients company Givaudan unveils AI tools for next generation product development

SWITZERLAND – Swiss multinational manufacturer of flavours, fragrances and active cosmetic ingredients Givaudan is embracing AI technology to take product development to the next level. Givaudan says it’s unique Advanced Tools for Modelling (ATOM) uses state-of-the-art artificial intelligence to optimise food and flavour formulation and facilitate co-creation and collaboration with customers. The advanced tools open new doors to creative development and are able to dramatically cut the route to market time for new products. “Building on over two decades of research, ATOM uses artificial intelligence (AI) and data science techniques…

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Givaudan, Novozymes to partner in development of new food ingredients and technologies

SWITZERLAND – Givaudan and Novozymes, have announced a new research partnership for the development of synergistic innovative ingredients and technologies for customers. With its heritage stretching back over 250 years, Givaudan has managed to distinguish itself as a global leader in taste and wellbeing, and fragrance and beauty Novozymes, on the other hand, is one of the world’s largest provider of enzyme and microbial technologies. The company’s bioinnovation is used to achieve higher agricultural yields, low-temperature washing, energy-efficient production, and production of renewable fuel. According to a statement from Givaudan,…

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Givaudan renames flavour division to Taste & Wellbeing as it expands portfolio

SWITZERLAND – Global flavour and fragrances company, Givaudan has renamed its flavour divisions to Taste & Wellbeing, reflecting its expanded product offering to its customers. The name change according to the company is highlighting its global leadership position in flavour and taste, while signalling the expansion of the business into adjacent spaces. “Over the past five years, we have expanded our portfolio in a significant way, complementing our industry-leading flavour and taste capabilities with an outstanding offer of natural functional and nutritional solutions. “The new name captures this expanded portfolio…

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Givaudan to acquire French biotechnology company Alderys

SWITZERLAND – Flavour and fragrance specialist, Givaudan has secured a deal to acquire Alderys, a French biotechnology company as part of its long-term strategy to expand its capabilities in bio-engineering technologies. Alderys develops innovative approaches to the biological engineering of valuable compounds from renewable feedstock. The projects developed by Alderys are aimed at the nutrition, chemical as well as cosmetic sectors. Maurizio Volpi, President of Givaudan’s Fragrance Division said that the acquisition of Alderys will allow the company to expand its portfolio of natural and biosourced products, thanks to their…

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Givaudan sells its processed and grated cheese business to St. Paul Group

SWITZERLAND – Flavour and fragrance producer, Givaudan has entered into an agreement to divest its processed and grated cheese business to St. Paul Group as part of the company’s strategic moves to focus on it core business. Givaudan acquired the processed and grated cheese business acquired from Vika BV in September 2017. The company did not disclose the terms of the sale to St. Paul Group, a cheese specialist with premises in Belgium and the Netherlands. However, the Swiss ingredients supplier said that the processed and grated cheese business contributed…

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ADM, Givaudan commit funds to aid in COVID-19 response globally

WORLD – Chicago-based agricultural commodity trader and food processor, ADM and Swiss flavor and fragrance producer, Givaudan have joined the global efforts in response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. ADM has announced that it is has committed a total of approximately US$1 million to various organizations involved in the fight against COVID-19. The company’s contributions include commitments to the COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund for the World Health Organization (WHO) various regional and local charities focusing on COVID-19 in the areas where ADM operates. The company said that it has additionally…

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Givaudan commits to global initiative addressing water challenges

SWITZERLAND – The global flavor and fragrance company, Givaudan has endorsed the CEO Water Mandate, a UN Global Compact initiative which brings together major business leaders to address global water challenges. As the latest company to endorse the mandate, the Swiss company has committed to action across six key areas including the use of water in direct operations, supply chain and watershed management, and community engagement. The endorsement of the mandate builds on Givaudan’s commitment to water stewardship, which earned a CDP A grade in January this year. The ingredient…

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Givaudan acquires US based flavour and ingredients company Ungerer

SWITZERLAND – The global fragrances and flavours company, Givaudan has completed the acquisition of Ungerer & Company, a US based flavour, fragrance and specialty ingredients firm. Headquartered in New Jersey, USA, Ungerer is a leading independent company in the flavour and fragrance specialty ingredients business, most notably in essential oils, and also has an impressive local and regional customer presence in North America. Givaudan had announced that it had reached an agreement to acquire the company in November 2019. With a presence in more than 60 countries, a total of…

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Bühler and Givaudan team up to open plant-based food innovation center in Singapore

SWITZERLAND – Bühler has partnered with flavor and fragrance house, Givaudan, to open an Innovation Center dedicated to plant-based food in Singapore. The new facility, located at Givaudan Woodlands site, will be jointly run by the two companies, bringing together a pilot plant featuring Bühler extrusion and processing equipment and a kitchen and flavor laboratory by Givaudan. The facility will be supported by experts from both companies and is planned to open in Singapore later this year to enable the companies better serve the Asian market. According to the companies,…

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Givaudan invests US$30m in Chinese facility to double flavour production capacity

CHINA – Swiss flavour and fragrances company, Givaudan has opened a new extension to its Nantong, China manufacturing facility to increase the production capacity of liquid flavour production for beverages, dairy and sweet goods. Givaudan has invested US$30 million in the expansion, in a move that will double the company’s flavour production capacity in China. This brings the company’s total investment on the Nantong facility to US$80 million. The new 16,000 square metre addition to the original site will enable Givaudan to meet the growing demand from customers in the food…

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