Symrise: Price Increases in Scent & Care Division

Holzminden, (PresseBox) - Given the unprecedented increases in the costs of energy, transportation and raw materials, Symrise's Scent & Care division has announced today price increases for its products with immediate effect. In selective areas, prices will increase by up to 10 % and more.

Gerold Linzbach, Symrise CEO, described the steps as "not very popular but unavoidable".
"The Scent & Care division has been particularly hit by the increases in petrochemical raw materials, energy and transportation", he said. "We have been able to compensate some of it through efficiency improvements, and the dollar rate helped to a certain extent. But as the trajectory shows no sign of changing, we now have to pass some of the increases on to the market."

Symrise GmbH & Co. KG

Symrise is a global supplier of fragrances, flavorings and raw materials and active ingredients for the perfume, cosmetics and food industry.

Its sales of €1.27 billion in 2007 place the company among the top four in the international flavors and fragrances market. Headquartered in Holzminden, Germany, Symrise is represented in more than 30 countries in Europe, Asia, the United States and South America.

With more than 40 first patent applications per year, Symrise is one of the most innovative manufacturers on the market. Used by manufacturers of perfumes, cosmetics and foods, our products are an inseparable part of daily life. At Symrise we combine an awareness of consumer trends with cutting-edge technologies, focusing on innovative fashion and lifestyle products that have additional practical value for the consumer. Symrise - always inspiring more...
www.symrise.com

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