Fragrances and flavors manufacturer Firmenich recently commissioned its new multipurpose renewable ingredients production unit at its existing plant in Castets, France, a company release announced Monday. The project increased capacity at the location by 50% to support the perfumery industry.
“This additional plant at Castets strengthens our global leadership position in renewable ingredients by placing Firmenich in a strategic position to offer extra capacity for perfumery, providing superior service close to our customers in Europe and capturing growth opportunities,” Gilbert Ghostine, chief executive officer of Firmenich, said in a statement. “The state-of-the-art facility aso makes a significant contribution to our Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) objective to ensure 70% of Firmenich ingredients are manufactured from rewnable carbon sources by 2030.”
Featuring 17,000 sq m of production space, the new production unit in Castets was designed to produce a range of products and a wide array of intermediates. Firmenich said the location’s environmental impact is reduced through its proximity to customers and feedstock suppliers in Europe.
“We are very proud of this new ultra-modern plant, designed to extend our unique industrial expertise in producing pine-based ingredients from upcycled materials,” said Firmenich President of Ingredients Boet Brinkgreve, in the release. “This major expansion will position Firmenich uniquely as the recognized supplier of biosourced and renewable ingredients, and help our customers deliver on their own ESG goals.”