Firmenich Showcases Leadership In Natural Ingredients And Smartprotein™ Solutions At FIE 2019 in Paris

Geneva, Switzerland, December 3, 2019 Firmenich, the world’s largest privately owned perfume and taste company, is excited to announce that its leading-edge innovation will be on show at Food Ingredients Europe (FIE) 2019 in Paris, on December 3rd–5th, 2019. The Firmenich booth will offer visitors a unique opportunity to discover the Group’s Conscious Consumer approach and pioneering SmartProteinTM solutions, as well as experience its natural ingredients palette from seafood to citrus and brand-new supercritical CO2 extracts.

"Consumption of plant-based meat substitutes is accelerating around the world, as consumers recognize that adopting a more flexitarian diet is good both for their health and for the planet," said Emmanuel Butstraen, President of Firmenich Flavors. “But plant-based alternatives often lack the satisfying taste and mouthfeel ; that’s why Firmenich has developed a unique range of SmartProtein™ solutions. We are now in a position to address all plant protein-based product development needs, from great taste and aroma to nutrition and functionality.”

Firmenich has worked on a cross-divisional program to understand the behavior of Conscious Consumers across categories, tonalities and geographical areas, conducting more than 5,000 interviews. “Those exclusive insights combined with a superior natural and sustainable ingredient palette allow Firmenich creators to develop desirable food and beverages concepts that support a healthier and more environmentally friendly lifestyle.” said Amaury Roquette, VP Naturals Platform.

“Our goal is to inspire our customers’ creativity with a portfolio of game-changing ingredients,” said Julien Firmenich, VP Sales, Ingredients, Firmenich. “I am very excited by this year’s Sharing Innovation Collection of Natural Citrus and brand-new SFE* ingredients, such as peanut extract, which highlights our legacy and expertise in high-tech extraction processes. We offer our customers an endless source of inspiration while opening up new territories in natural compositions.”

As the premier event for the Food & Beverage industry in Europe, FIE is the perfect stage for Firmenich to offer visitors and customers a range of unexpected taste and fragrance experiences.

*SFE: Supercritical Fluid Extraction

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Contact: Virginie Gervason, Global Marketing Director, Ingredients –


About Firmenich

Firmenich is the world’s largest privately owned company in the perfume and taste business, founded in Geneva, Switzerland, in 1895. Driven by its purpose to create positive emotions to enhance wellbeing, naturally, Firmenich has designed many of the world’s best-known perfumes and tastes, bringing delight to over four billion consumers every day. Renowned for its world-class research and creativity, as well as its leadership in sustainability, each year, Firmenich invests 10% of its turnover in R&D to understand and share the best that nature has to offer responsibly. Firmenich had an annual turnover of 3.9 billion Swiss Francs at end June 2019.

Firmenich Showcases Leadership In Natural Ingredients And Smartprotein™ Solutions At FIE 2019 in Paris