Givaudan's Savoury Manufacturing Facility, Nantong, China

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Givaudan, a leading company in the fragrance and flavour industry, began construction of a new world-class savoury flavours and snack seasoning manufacturing facility at Nantong, Jiangsu Province, China in April 2013

The new facility is expected to be complete in 2015 and will produce culinary flavour blends, snack seasonings, spray dries and process flavours.

It is Givaudan's first flavours site outside of Shanghai and is expected to create approximately 100 jobs. The savoury plant is expected required an investment of RMB335m (approximately $53m) will be Givaudan's biggest investment in China since 2006.

Details of Givaudan's savoury manufacturing facility in China

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The Nantong savoury manufacturing facility is being developed to meet the demand for innovative flavour and taste solutions in China. It will be equipped with advanced manufacturing technologies and equipment.

The facility is designed to achieve ISO:9001 certification and is being established in accordance with the allergen management principles. It will also follow the guidelines of the latest Chinese codes designed for maintaining food hygiene.

Technologies including powder blending, process flavours and spray drying will be applied for manufacturing savoury at the plant. The processing method will enhance the reaction yield of targeted compounds in the savoury improving the overall tonality of foods. This new process helps manufacture more specific and authentic flavours.

Contractors involved in Nantong savoury plant

PM Group was awarded the engineering, procurement, construction and management contract (EPCM) for the new savoury manufacturing facility.

Products from Givaudan's flavour division

"A global leader in fragrance and flavour industry, Givaudan offers products to food, beverage, consumer goods and fragrance companies located worldwide. Its operations are divided into fragrance and flavour divisions."

A global leader in fragrance and flavour industry, Givaudan offers products to food, beverage, consumer goods and fragrance companies located worldwide. Its operations are divided into fragrance and flavour divisions.

The fragrance division comprises fine fragrances, consumer products and fragrance ingredients, while the flavour division is made up of beverages, savoury, dairy, and sweet goods. Sales and marketing, research and development of both divisions are performed separately. When required, the divisions share resources and knowledge in the areas of research, consumer understanding and purchasing.

Givaudan has a varied number of trademarked technologies for different products. The trademarked TasteEssentials chicken flavour programme involves collecting natural, authentic chicken flavours from around the world. PureDelivery technology was developed to protect the sensitive chicken flavour components.

The trademarked Taste Essentials dairy and cheese provides high-quality dairy and cheese flavours for cream filling, as well as seasoning for chips, snacks and crackers.

Taste Solutions™ Salt helps in maintaining the product taste and quality, while reducing sodium levels. Taste Solutions Umami product makes foods that lack the negative labelling associated with monosodium glutamate (MSG) and artificial additives.

Givaudan Flavours ByNature programme offers manufacturers natural flavour and natural taste solutions for natural flavour labelling on finished products.

Givaudan marketing commentary

"Givaudan was formed in 1768 and has since then expanded its market in more than 40 countries. It currently employs more than 9,000 people."

Headquartered in Switzerland, Givaudan was formed in 1768 and has since then expanded its market in more than 40 countries. It currently employs more than 9,000 people.

The company entered the Chinese market in 1988 and has emerged as the leading multinational flavour house. It gained dominance in the flavour market in China by developing sophisticated and advanced technologies for beverages, dairy, savoury, snack and food services segments.

Givaudan's production sites in China include a flavours site at Jinqiao Export Processing Zone, Shanghai, a fragrances site at Zhangjiang High-Tech Park, Shanghai, and a speciality products site at Songjiang Industry Zone, Shanghai.

The Chinese flavours market is expected to have a market potential of RMB6.7bn (approximately $1.07bn) and the compound annual growth rate is expected to reach 6.6% by 2015.

The groundbreaking ceremony for the new manufacturing facility was conducted in April 2013.
 

The groundbreaking ceremony for the new manufacturing facility was conducted in April 2013.