HOLZMINDEN, GERMANY — Symrise AG on Oct. 30 opened a food ingredients facility on a 40-hectare (99-acre) site in Banks County in Georgia. Symrise invested €50 million ($57 million) in the facility, which will manufacture products for the company’s food ingredients, Symrise flavor and pet food business units.

“This advantageous location in the U.S.’s well-developed agricultural Southeast enables us to strategically grow in the market for natural and sustainable food ingredients,” said Heinz-Jürgen Bertram, Ph.D., chief executive officer of Holzminden-based Symrise AG. “With the new site in Georgia we show that we consistently implement our investment program. For example, only a couple of weeks ago, also in the U.S., we opened a plant for cosmetic ingredients in Charleston, S.C.

“The expansion of our capacities is and continues to be an important growth factor. We are strengthening our competitiveness for the traditionally largest market in our industry. In addition, we are strategically developing our backwards integration focusing on agriculturally produced raw materials. By working closely with our farmers, we are ensuring high product quality and deliverability.”