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The leading fragrance company Givaudan has completed the acquisition of biotechnology company Alderys. The acquisition of Alderys will expand Givaudan’s capabilities in bio-engineering technologies.

  • Alderys was founded in 2009, and headquartered in Orsay, France.
    • Alderys develops innovative approaches to the biological engineering of valuable compounds from renewable feedstock
  • Earlier in May, 2020 Givaudan has announced its intention to acquire Alderys, to stgegthen its chemical and cosmetic industry sectors as well as nutrition.

In April 2020, In response to the growing demand for hand sanitizer to limit the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), Givaudan, the global leader in flavours and fragrances, has set up a dedicated production line in Switzerland (Vernier site), and will be donating over 60 tonnes (equivalent to 700,000 bottles) over the next two weeks.

In February 2020, Givaudan, announced that it had completed the acquisition of Ungerer & Company, the US based Flavour, Fragrance and Specialty Ingredients company. Givaudan had announced that it had reached an agreement to acquire the company in November 2019.

In November 2019, Givaudan, officially inaugurated a new extension to its Nantong manufacturing facility aimed to support the capacity on liquid flavour production for beverages, dairy and sweet goods. This move will double the Company’s flavour production capacity in China.

About Givaudan
Givaudan, headquartered in Vernier, Switzerland, is a global leader in the creation of flavours and fragrances. The company has presence in more than 145 locations, the Company has approximately 13,600 employees worldwide. The company develops tastes and scents in close collaboration with food, beverage, consumer product and fragrance partners, to delight consumers across the world.

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