Danisco + Firmenich: strategic partners in taste and texture

Copenhagen / DK. (das) Danisco A/S and Firmenich SA have entered a global strategic partnership that promises the food industry the combined benefits of their leading taste and texture expertise, including proactive innovation development.

The partnership agreement was launched when Danisco (Copenhagen / DK) divested its flavour division to the fragrance and flavour company Firmenich (Geneva / CH) earlier this year. Since then, the two companies have been working on the detailed plans for operating the partnership in practice from January 2008.

The partnership includes a framework for joint development work, both on a proactive basis to bring innovations faster to the market and on specific customer requests. Danisco will also act as agent for Firmenich flavours in respect of selected markets and some flavour customers that previously had no relationship with Firmenich (press release).