Givaudan to acquire DDW to bolsters position in US natural colors market

USA – Swiss multinational food ingredients supplier Givaudan is on track to acquire DDW, The Color House, a US-based colors company, as part of a 2025 strategy to expand the company’s global Taste & Wellbeing business.    Headquartered in Kentucky, US, DDW is a privately-held company specializing in natural colors, with 12 global manufacturing facilities.  The company has developed a crucial market position from its origins in the brewing industry through its capabilities in caramel colors.  Its acquisition is expected to help Givaudan become a key player in natural colors, diversify its color portfolio and elevate food experiences…

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Givaudan partners Bühler, Migros to launch cultured food innovation hub

SWITZERLAND – Givaudan, Bühler and Migros have joined forces to create a new pilot facility for cellular agricultural products, as they look to expand their presence in this high growth sector.  In cellular agriculture, animal cells are used as a starting point, and then technologies such as fermentation are employed for the cultivation of meat products.   The result is meat identical in structure and in taste to its animal counterpart with vastly reduced environmental impact and no mass farming or slaughter.  Located in The Valley in Kemptthal, Switzerland, the Cultured Food Innovation Hub will serve…

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Leading Swiss companies join forces to establish Cultured Food Innovation Hub

SWITZERLAND – A new facility aimed to accelerate the development and market penetration of cellular agriculture products is set to be established in The Valley in Kemptthal, a hotbed of innovation and technology just outside of Zurich. The Cultured Food Innovation Hub is the brainchild of three companies; flavor and fragrance manufacturer Givaudan, food processing technology group Bühler, and retail company Migros. Going live in 2022, the pilot plant will be a self-sustained, standalone company wholly owned by the three leading Swiss companies, aimed to provide facilities and knowledge to…

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Givaudan unveils new alternative protein hub to accelerate new product developments

SWITZERLAND – Swiss multinational flavor and fragrance manufacturer  Givaudan has expanded its flagship Zurich Innovation Centre (ZIC) in Switzerland with a brand-new protein hub.   The new hub will help Givaudan accelerate the development of alternative proteins, leveraging its knowledge in tastes, textures, colors, proteins, and ingredients.  According to a statement from the company, the new extension is equipped with a state-of-the-art development kitchen and a pilot plant that contains a high-moisture extrusion machine.   The protein hub will provide customers with the ability to work on all types of applications,…

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Givaudan, Bühler open new innovation center in Singapore to support agile plant-based product development

SINGAPORE – The APAC Protein Innovation Centre in Singapore has been officialy opened by Givaudan and Bühler and is expected to play a major role in accelerating plant-based product development on a global scale.  Located at the Givaudan Woodlands site in Singapore, the Protein Innovation Centre is a first of its kind establishment leveraging the expertise of both companies to accelerate development of high quality plant-based proteins. The facility will also be connected to a vast network of R&D innovation centers in Switzerland and key hubs across the region further…

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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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