Symrise Pet Food inaugurates new production facility in Latin America
The inauguration took place on August 22, 2023 and was attended by local authorities of which prominent figures from the business and the political community, along with collaborators involved in the project.
The biggest footprint of Symrise Pet Food worldwide
With an infrastructure of more than 10,000 square meters, the factory stands as the largest of its kind in Latin America and is the biggest site of Symrise Pet Food worldwide. It is conceived using state-of-the-art technologies with full automation delivering high operational efficiency. Lastly, it follows the company strict food safety and environmental standards applied on all its sites worldwide.
The Closer, The Better
The new site in Chapecó is part of the Symrise Pet Food global investment plan to pursue local development following the company motto 'The Closer the Better', which aims at growing closer to its suppliers and to its clients ensuring them a consistency of supply. The company already inaugurated two other factories in the last 3 years: one in China and the other one in Colombia.
The Chapecó facility comes in addition to the existing factory located in Descalvado, in the State of São Paulo. It strengthens Symrise Pet Food presence in Latin America enabling the company to triple its production capacity in Brazil. The site will help anticipate the growing demand on the Brazilian and other LATAM markets. It will also supply other countries globally thanks to a portfolio of products formulated to reduce sanitary barriers.
Teamwork: the cornerstone of Chapecó
The project which results in a site that employs more than 50 employees and which favored the generation of many indirect jobs for its construction, would never have been possible without a strategic collaboration between the company and the local government.
According to Fernando Putrino, General Manager for Brazil, 'we had the challenge of building an unprecedented factory that would supply not only the local market (which continues to grow year after year) but the entire world! We celebrate today the opening of our new site which happened thanks to the commitment of our passionate team and the unconditional support of the local government. Together we can show to the whole world what the Brazilian industry is capable of!'
An opening with the discovery of all the sites features
At the end of the inauguration ceremony, all guests took a tour of the site to learn about more about the end-to-end palatants production process. During the visit, Symrise Pet Food executives took the opportunity to explain the company strategy and vision and to reassert Symrise's commitments to sustainability.
Gonzalo Rodriguez, LATAM General Manager stated : 'I am very excited to host such an event because it is a great opportunity for us to show our colleagues in the industry why we are leader in our business and that it is not just 'magic' that happens in here; but rather a combination of more than 40 years of experience and passion that we have manufacturing palatants'.
He also added regarding the production process, "thanks to the visitor corridor we built above the plant, we can show not only the production process from a privileged observation point, but also tell our visitors what happens before starting to manufacture a palatant: many people did not know that before going on the market a palatant is tested 150 times to confirm its performance! Nor did they know that all our new products are evaluated on their environmental impact in 7 categories to assess the best formulation to choose to comply with the commitment we took to lower our environmental footprint."
Symrise is a global supplier of fragrances, flavorings, cosmetic active ingredients and raw materials, as well as functional ingredients. Its clients include manufacturers of perfumes, cosmetics, food and beverages, the pharmaceutical industry and producers of nutritional supplements and pet food.
Its sales of approximately € 4.6 billion in the 2022 fiscal year make Symrise a leading global provider. Headquartered in Holzminden, Germany, the Group is represented in more than 100 locations in Europe, Africa, the Middle East, Asia, the United States and Latin America.
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