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Diversified production footprint to ensure reliable supply for the Flavor & Fragrance industry

In dynamic times, you need a reliable partner capable of delivering worldwide. As one of the world's leading manufacturers of aroma ingredients for the flavor and fragrance industry, our goal is to meet your needs for large volume quantities and manage unforeseen fluctuations in demand.

Our global production network – comprising world-scale plants in Ludwigshafen, Germany, in Kuantan, Malaysia and (currently under construction) in Zhanjiang, China – puts us in a unique position to ensure the highest level of supply security. Our diversified production setup combined with local warehouses and dedicated teams make the difference when it comes to supporting you with reliable supply.

Our latest investment

Our most recent investment includes a new citral plant as part of our Verbund site in Zhanjiang, China, as well as menthol and linalool downstream plants at our Verbund site in Ludwigshafen, Germany.

These plants are expected to come on stream from 2026 onwards. With this investment, we will further expand and diversify our existing aroma ingredients’ citral value chain footprint to support our customers’ growth opportunities. The citral plant in China will strengthen our position in key growth regions and increase production of a broad range of aroma ingredients and further downstream products globally. 

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Decades of Experience 

Our long experience and tradition in the flavor & fragrance industry dates back to the 1970s, when we started up our first citral production plant in Ludwigshafen, Germany. Since then, we have stood alongside our customers to shape the future of the F&F market with them.

Here are some milestones of our development since 2000: 

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Our expert Felix Gard

Felix Gard, BASF SE, Germany