FIRMENICH REINFORCES ITS PRESENCE IN SPAIN WITH NEW & EXPANDED BARCELONA FACILITY
Geneva, Switzerland, September 27, 2017, - Firmenich is proud to announce the opening today of its new office in Barcelona, Spain. Reinforcing the company’s footprint in the Iberian Peninsula, the purpose-built facility features high-tech laboratories for Perfumery and Flavors, as well as a collaborative workspace, uniting all its business and support functions.
“With a longstanding business legacy in Spain since the 1940s, Firmenich has been continuously investing in Barcelona to shape winning solutions for our customers across Spain and Portugal,” said Gilbert Ghostine, CEO, Firmenich. “Today’s investment in this new facility underpins our even stronger commitment to our key customers and this region’s dynamic talent base.”
“We are proud to be a leading perfumery and flavors player in the Iberian market, thanks to strong partnerships with key local and international companies,” said Jean-Louis Dambreville, Vice President & General Manager, Firmenich Spain. “Our state-of-the-art labs will enable us to work even more closely with our customers to co-create winning fragrances and flavors.”
Occupying three floors in the Torre Realia building, in the heart of the Plaza Europa business district, Firmenich’s offices are home to more than 100 employees. From this new cutting-edge facility the team serves many of the leading global and local companies in the region, while supporting critical business operations worldwide.
Firmenich is the world’s largest privately owned company in the fragrance and flavor business. Founded in Geneva, Switzerland, in 1895, it has created many of the world’s best-known perfumes and flavors that billions of consumers enjoy each day. Its passion for smell and taste is at the heart of its success. It is renowned for its world-class research and creativity, as well as its thought leadership in sustainability and exceptional understanding of consumer trends. Each year, it invests 10% of its turnover in R&D, reflecting its continuous desire to understand, share and sublimate the best that nature has to offer. Firmenich had an annual turnover of 3.2 billion Swiss Francs at end June 2016.