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Firmenich inaugurates new state-of-the-art facility in the PH

10:00 AM November 26, 2018

GWS – L-R: Rudy Dimayacyac, Sr. Rgnl Dir Facilities & Operational Serv, Global Services; Ed Alejandrino, VP Flavor, Asia Pacific; Amb. Andrea Reichlin of Switzerland; Aileen Cruz, GM/Commercial Director, Philippines; Nick Ong Rgnl Project Diretor, Global Services.

Firmenich is proud to announce the opening of its new facility in Bonifacio Global City, the Philippines. Reinforcing the company’s footprint in Southeast Asia, the purpose-built “smart space” facility features high-tech laboratories for Flavors, sensory capabilities, as well as a collaborative workspace, uniting all its business and support functions.

“Firmenich has had a presence in the Philippines since 1996, and we have been continuously investing in the country in order to shape winning taste solutions for our customers,” said Gilbert Ghostine, CEO, Firmenich. “Our investment in this new facility reinforces our commitment to our key customers in this dynamic region. We look forward to working with them for years to come to bring the most innovative and healthy food and beverage products to market.”

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“The Philippines remains a strategic country for us, and with this new facility we are even better positioned to service our customers with the most advance and relevant solutions,” said Emmanuel Butstraen, Flavors President. “Sugar reduction, which is one of the biggest challenges facing our customers here, particularly within the Beverage segment, will be a major focus of our work in this new facility,” he added.

Ribbon Cutting picture – L-R: Ed Alejandrino, VP Flavor, Asia Pacific; Amb. Andrea Reichlin of Switzerland; Aileen Cruz, GM/Commercial Director, Philippines.

The opening event, held on November 15th, was attended by customers and Firmenich senior executives, in addition to Andrea Reichlin, Switzerland’s ambassador to the Philippines, “Communities benefit as Firmenich addresses various global challenges such as health, nutrition, hygiene, sanitation, and climate change. This inclusive practice, alongside Firmenich’s high quality standards in regards to its products and operations, gives the company an edge in the creation of values for its clients and consumers today, tomorrow and onwards.”

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“This is an investment for the Philippines, a country with enormous potential. This is an investment for our customers, who need a partner who can support them in developing their products. This is an investment for our people, who needs a place to work comfortably, efficiently and proudly,” said Ed Alejandrino, VP Flavor, Asia Pacific.

Firmenich Team

Firmenich recently announced strong results for its Fiscal Year 2018 (FY18), recording CHF 3.7 billion in net revenues, in progression of +9.6% in Swiss Francs versus prior year. Advancing its purpose as creators of positive emotions to enhance wellbeing naturally, Firmenich also delivered a number of innovation breakthroughs this year, including the launch of its latest taste modulation solution TastePRINT™, enabling to reduce 100% of added sugar naturally.

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