We are Firmenich. For more than 120 years, we have been delivering powerful, memorable taste experiences to people across the globe. We are an independent, family-owned company with the freedom and flexibility to invest in the long-term sustainability of our business and are driven by our purpose of bringing positive emotions with every eating experience.
The world’s leading brands trust us to create distinctive tastes that people prefer—but for us, taste is only part of the story. Since our founding, we have been driven by our passion to understand consumers, so we can give you insights into what they desire, both today and tomorrow.
As your partner, we’ll help you find innovative solutions to meet your food and beverage needs and satisfy your consumers. From refreshment, indulgence, and bold tastes to nutrition and wellness, we have relevant solutions to drive consumer preference.
We are relentless and responsible in our pursuit of innovation and we invest 10 percent of our annual turnover into research and development each year. Whether you want to deliver taste experiences at home or abroad, you’ll benefit from our global presence and firsthand knowledge of local and regional preferences.
Smart Solutions for the Future of Protein
Our Smart Protein portfolio of flavor ingredients address customer needs in alternative proteins. This portfolio has been designed to perform in a range of protein bases while addressing the declaration challenges of cleaner and more transparent labelling. Our holistic approach to the total eating experience enables you to create vegetarian and vegan alternatives to traditional meat and dairy based products in savory, sweet and beverages addressing all product development needs. We can support you in creating healthy and memorable eating experiences beyond current flavor boundaries where animal derivatives are no longer ‘center of plate.’
As a pioneer in taste modulation, our established portfolio of technologies refines the taste experience across all dimensions, from overall flavor to individual sensations. We’ve continued to build these capabilities, with a particular focus on sugar reduction.
Our latest technology TastePRINT® can reduce up to 100% of added sugar naturally without compromising on taste. Last year alone, our efforts to remove sugar from products that consumers love resulted in taking nearly 1 trillion calories out of their diets.
Truly perfect flavor, in its natural form, is desired by consumers who are increasingly conscious of the ingredients in the foods they eat. To meet this growing demand, we’ve accelerated the transformation of our flavor ingredient portfolio towards Natural. Whether our customers are seeking clean label, organic, or organic compliant solutions, they can trust our end-to-end business model brings the authenticity and great taste their consumers expect.
The Future of Taste
The diet transformation towards healthier and more nutritious options will continue to be a driving force within the industry. In line with our ambitious innovation agenda and driven by our purpose to deliver positive emotions with every meal, we will partner with our customers to meet their consumers’ expectations for great tasting, nutritional food and beverage experiences, created from natural, sustainable ingredients.