Profile: International Flavors & Fragrances Inc (IFF)
16 Feb 2018
International Flavors & Fragrances Inc., incorporated on December 6, 1909, creates, manufactures and supplies flavors and fragrances (including cosmetic active ingredients) used to impart or improve flavor or fragrance in a range of consumer products. The Company operates in two segments: Flavors and Fragrances. The Flavors segment offers flavor compounds that are sold to the food and beverage industries for use in consumer products, such as prepared foods, beverages, dairy, food and sweet products. The Fragrances segment offers fragrance compounds and fragrance ingredients. Its cosmetic active ingredients consist of active and functional ingredients, botanicals and delivery systems to support its customers' cosmetic and personal care product lines. The Company's products are sold to manufacturers of perfumes and cosmetics, hair and other personal care products, soaps and detergents, cleaning products, dairy, meat and other processed foods, beverages, snacks and savory foods, sweet and baked goods, and pharmaceutical and oral care products. As of December 31, 2016, the Company had 42 manufacturing facilities and over 70 creative centers and application laboratories located in over 35 countries that support over 35,000 products. Its manufacturing facilities are located in the United States, the Netherlands, Spain, Great Britain, Turkey, Brazil, Mexico, Australia, China, India and Singapore.
The Company's Flavor compounds are used by its customers in end-use categories, such as savory, beverages, sweet and dairy. The savory category produces flavors, which are used in soups, sauces, condiments, prepared meals, meat and poultry, and potato chips and other savory snacks. The beverages category produces flavors for juice drinks, carbonated beverages, flavored waters and spirits. The Sweet category produces flavors for bakery products, as well as candy, chewing gum and cereal. The dairy category offers flavors for dairy products, including yogurt, ice cream and cheese, and other products that have a creamy flavor. It also offers a range of vanilla extracts and a range of flavor solutions.
The Company's fragrance compounds include fine fragrances and consumer fragrances. The Company's fine fragrances include perfumes and colognes. Its consumer fragrances include end-use categories of products, such as fabric care, including laundry detergents, fabric softeners and specialty laundry products; home care, including household cleaners, dishwashing detergents and air fresheners; personal wash, including bar soap and shower gel; hair care, and toiletries. Fragrance Ingredients consist of synthetic and natural ingredients that can be combined with other materials to create fine fragrance and consumer compounds. The Company's fragrance customers include the cosmetics industry, including perfume and toiletries manufacturers, and the household products industry, including manufacturers of soaps, detergents, fabric care, household cleaners and air fresheners.
The Company competes with Givaudan, Firmenich and Symrise.
International Flavors & Fragrances Inc
521 W 57TH ST
NEW YORK NY 10019-2929