International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. (IFF) has expanded its flavors facility in Isando, South Africa.
The expanded facility, located near Johannesburg and adjacent to IFF’s existing manufacturing plant, more than doubles IFF’s creative capabilities in South Africa.
The facility includes flavor creation, application and sensory laboratories, and a pilot plant that will cater to the company’s expanded customer base in the rapidly growing Sub-Saharan Africa region.
IFF’s total footprint in South Africa is approximately 30,000 sqm.
“IFF is proud to continue its more than 90 year history in South Africa,” said Matthias Haeni, group president, flavors.
“Our expanded site will bring an even greater level of resources to this fast-growing and dynamic market. The increased level of consumer insights, creative excellence, and technical expertise supports our customers’ pursuit of authentic taste experiences that satisfy local palates.”
IFF continuously reviews its footprint to ensure it is investing appropriately to best meet customers’ needs.
Over the past six months, the company announced the opening of flavors facilities in Chicago, US; Jakarta, Indonesia; and Santiago, Chile.
The company has also made several large investments to support key markets over the last few years in Singapore, Turkey, China, India, and UAE.