Iberchem Group opens new flavours and fragrances centre in Mumbai
Iberchem Group has opened its new fragrance and flavour creative centre in Goregaon, Mumbai.
The facility will house the activities of both Scentium (flavours) and Iberchem (fragrances), and will host a full team of laboratory specialists and flavourists, as well as perfumers. This significant investment reflects India’s importance to Iberchem Group, which already has a production centre in Ahmedabad, launched in 2010.
“The new creative centre in Mumbai reflects Iberchem Group’s global business strategy to strengthen its presence in fast-growing markets such as India,” said Ramón Fernández, CEO of Iberchem Group. “It has been designed to support long-term business growth in the country, while also supporting the worldwide operations of the Group. Furthermore, not only it will enhance the collaboration between our teams and our customers, it will also help us in achieving even shorter lead times in the delivery of local projects.”
“By opening a second facility, Iberchem India reaffirms its commitment to meeting rising customer demand for leading technical services across the Indian sub-continent,” added Nikesh Budhrani, managing director of Iberchem Group in India. “The centre will be instrumental in supporting our customers locally with olfactive and taste expertise, thus offering closer collaboration and creating true consumer-preferred fragrances and flavours to differentiate their products in the marketplace.”
It is the second facility launched by the Group following its acquisition (70%) by French global investment company Eurazeo in 2017. After opening another creative centre in Bangkok, Thailand, Iberchem Group also announced the acquisition of the South African company Versachem in May 2018 as part of its current expansion plan.