Symrise launches upgraded application labs in Nigeria
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Symrise launches upgraded application labs in Nigeria

Increases service for and understanding of the market

  • By ICN Bureau | June 11, 2024

Nigerian subsidiary of global flavours, fragrance, and cosmetic as well as nutritional ingredients manufacturer, Symrise, has unveiled its newly upgraded application laboratories in Lagos. According to Symrise Nigeria, the company bases its decision on the fact that they consider Nigeria central to their growth and the launch pad to better value delivery to its consumers in the region.

Symrise disclosed this during the press conference and office opening event for clients held at Symrise Nigeria’s new facilities in Ikeja.

Speaking about the company’s activities in Nigeria, Lilian Regnier - President, Symrise Europe, Africa, Middle East said, “Symrise Nigeria has operated in the country for over 30 years. We have invested in building, maintaining, and running our operations in the country. Nigeria represents a pathway to growth for us in the Central, East, and West African regions and we feel confident that the economic trajectory of the country will serve as a net positive to global manufacturers and organisations who believe in the country’s future.”

The size of the personal care segment in Nigeria covers an estimated $1B market, with SMEs gaining an incremental market share as it accounts for over 94% of businesses in the country. On the opportunities the new application labs create for SME businesses in the country, elaborated René Hemeier, Symrise Vice President EAME Scent, Care and Fragrance Division.

Sofiane Berrahmoune, Symrise Vice President for the region in the Taste, Nutrition & Health Division, affirmed that, “This new facility enables us to serve the market, and also to understand the market better and to serve it more effectively.” Iyabode Ogunwole, Key Account Manager, Symrise Nigeria, added that the company, “works with local partners for both blending and flavours to reach SMEs and develop the market.” The upgraded facility is strategically poised to cater to the diverse needs of the industry, offering tailored solutions that empower different sized manufacturers to thrive in a competitive market environment.

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