About the Company
IFF or International Flavours and Fragrances is a New York-based corporation that deals with the production of flavours, fragrances and other cosmetic items. With over 6,700 employees working in more than 150 locations, it offers its products to clients in about 44 countries worldwide. Some of these locations are in Canada, France, China, Malaysia, Philippines, the United Kingdom, Istanbul, Switzerland, Peru, Ukraine, Slovakia, Spain, Turkey, Russia, etc. As of 2020, it is a part of the Forbes Global 2000 list, securing the 1505th position.
The company offers its products under three segments - scent, taste and touch. Under taste, it has Frutarom, Flavour & Specialty Ingredients and Powderpure through which it provides high quality and unique flavours to its clients worldwide. The company offers seven categories of fragrances under its Scent segment such as home care, toiletries, fabric care, personal wash, ingredients etc. To manufacture these fragrances, it uses some of its trademarked ingredients like Aquaflora and Starfluer.
IFF claims to offer more than just flavours and fragrances; it combines the sensation of touch and offers products that will suffice every need. Some of its products include 2,3 Diethyl; 5 Methyl Pyrazine; Ambermor; Allyl Amyl Glycolate; 2,6 Dimethoxy Phenol; 2,3-Hexandione; 2-Acetyl Pyrazine; Beta Ionone Epoxide; Bacdanol; Apo Patchone Coeur; etc.
Though the company was established in 1958, its origin dates back to 1833 when Stafford Allen and Charles May decided to produce pure drugs. They formed a company named Stafford Allen & Sons Ltd. and focused on preparing essential oils. On the other hand, in 1851, William John Bush acquired a small factory and started the WJ Bush & Co. In 1869, Boake and Roberts found their chemical brewing company called A. Boake Roberts Ltd. Following that in 1884 Ottens Flavours was founded by Henry Ottens, and in 1889 Joseph Polak and Leopold Schwarz opened Polak and Schwarz. The last company that is a part of the present IFF was formed through the merger of van Ameringen and Dr William t. Haebler called Ameringen-Haeblar Inc. in 1929.
After almost three decades, International Flavours and Fragrances Inc. was finally formed through the merger of Polak & Schwarz and van Ameringen-Hebler. Eventually, other companies joined it one by one through acquisitions and mergers to create IFF, the company it is now. The company entered the New York Stock Exchange in 1964 under the ticker symbol IFF. It also trades in the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange under the same symbol and is one of the S&P 500 companies.;
|Organisation||International Flavors & Fragrances Inc|
|HeadQuarters||New York, NY|