The new site more than doubles Givaudan's existing production capacity in China.

GENEVA — Givaudan on June 30 opened its savory flavors manufacturing facility in Nantong, China, that represents an investment of 50 million Swiss francs ($53.4 million). The site more than doubles the company’s existing production capacity in China.

“The Nantong facility represents our largest investment in China since 2006, supporting our strategic objective of increasing Givaudan’s footprint in developing markets and capturing growth opportunities in savory, culinary and snack segments,” said Gilles, Andrier, chief executive officer of Geneva-based Givaudan.

The facility will employ 100 and will allow Givaudan to provide its customers with faster access to its flavor and taste systems, according to the company. The facility will strengthen the company’s existing capabilities in savory and culinary flavor blends, snack seasonings, spray dries, and process flavors.