Sales for Fragrance Ingredients increased by 10.7% in local currencies, a performance achieved across all product categories. Givaudan specialties have shown a particularly strong sales increase thanks to a sustained high level of demand for innovative ingredients.
The multi-purpose production unit in our ingredients manufacturing site of Pedro Escobedo, Mexico, became fully operational in early 2010. To ensure the competitiveness of our ingredients, several key products were transferred to Pedro Escobedo.
The fragrance ingredients manufacturing unit in Naarden, the Netherlands, is scheduled to be closed by 2012 and products will be transferred to other Givaudan plants.
By the end of 2010, all ingredients manufacturing sites were using SAP.