Swiss and family-owned for the last 120 years, Firmenich is the largest private company in the flavour and fragrance industry. They develop market-leading technologies and ingredients to achieve tailored flavour solutions. The innovation team leverages consumer insights on flavour and taste preference and links them to the mega trends that create shifts in consumer behavior. This allows Firmenich to keep pace with the ever-changing global marketplace.
As the market leader in citrus, Firmenich covers all citrus profiles and tonalities. From the ubiquitous orange, lemon, lime and grapefruit to the more uncommon mandarin, clementine, yuzu and tangerine, there is always something new to discover. Firmenich scientists and flavourists are continually exploring the intimate secrets of citrus fruits, from the peel to the juice to the seeds and more.
Firmenich is also a leading producer of vanilla, one of the world’s most popular and universally appreciated flavors. Known to create positive emotions, it is reported to frequently induce feelings of happiness, reassurance and nostalgia. With more than 100 years’ experience working with vanilla, they can help to ensure security of supply backed by responsible and sustainable sourcing programs.