Symrise Opens New Research Center In Holzminden
On April 25, 2013, Symrise moved into its new research center at its headquarters in Holzminden, Germany. With the new building, the company is…
On April 25, 2013, Symrise moved into its new research center at its headquarters in Holzminden, Germany. With the new building, the company is promoting the interdisciplinary research dialogue between its two divisions, Scent & Care and Flavor & Nutrition.
Research and development form the basis of Symrise’s business activities. This is reflected in the new research center at the company’s headquarters in Holzminden.
Symrise has invested € 10 million in the new building. Per year, the Group spends more than € 100 million on research and development.
Spread over four floors and 2,400 square meters of floor space, the research center provides room for 90 workers. Along with offices, there are spacious communication and conference rooms for customer presentations and meetings with external cooperation partners as well as universities and institutes.
The company paid special attention to sustainability issues during construction of the building: Waste heat from the surrounding laboratory buildings is used in the form of steam condensate to provide at least 75 % of the heating for the new building.
About 20 percent of Symrise’s total staff works in research and development. Six percent of the company’s investments are also made in this area. Since the merger ten years ago, the company has applied for 411 patents and more than 1,500 product brands and trademarks. The company also created more than 600 new jobs during this period.
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