dsm‑firmenich is a Swiss-Dutch company, listed on the Euronext Amsterdam, with activities at 340 sites across 60 countries and a turnover of over €12 billion. With its diverse, global team of nearly 30,000 employees, the company brings progress to life every day in all its sites for the benefit of billions of people. With our extensive range of solutions based on natural and renewable ingredients and our renowned scientific and technological capacities, we work on what we need collectively, what consumers want and what is sustainable for the world.
You will encounter us throughout the day: from the mornings when you take your customized supplements with vitamins, omega fatty acids and probiotics to support your health at every phase of your life, at lunchtime when you enjoy a tasty hamburger made with vegetable proteins, or a refreshing mid-afternoon drink made with milk from healthy cows that emit less methane, to delicate fragrances that evoke positive emotions and give you a good feeling any time of day.
Based in Delft
dsm‑firmenich will consist of four business units (see box) and two research branches: biotechnological research in Delft and flavor and fragrance research in Geneva. Delft is also home to the Taste Texture & Health business unit, which combines DSM's business in ingredients for food and drinks with Firmenich's flavorings to create global sales of €2.7 billion.
Patrick Niels, President of the new combined business unit, sees fantastic opportunities: “Our goal was, is and remains to make delicious, nutritious and healthy products with natural and sustainable ingredients. We excel in innovative ingredients, clean label products and vegetable foods and we are now adding the unparalleled opportunities in taste from our new colleagues at Firmenich. Our ingredients also help to make food and drinks healthier: we manufacture vitamins, probiotics and lipids, and reduce sugar and salt.”
A new name and identity
To mark the launch of the new company, dsm‑firmenich unveiled a new logo that embodies bringing together two iconic organizations in a merger of equals. It symbolizes the company's mission to combine the essentials for living with what is desirable for consumers and more sustainable for the planet. dsm‑firmenich's goal is to work with customers and partners to bring progress to life, to promote positive change and to make a difference in the world.
Celebrated in style
dsm‑firmenich's first official day was May 9, 2023, and this day was celebrated across the globe in all the business locations, including in Delft. Various festive activities were organized. Together with colleagues from all over the world, people were able to see the live broadcast of the speech given by the Co-CEOs, in which they unveiled the company's new brand and identity; celebratory cake was eaten, a lunch festival was held and dsm‑firmenich goody bags were handed out.
dsm‑firmenich is organized into four different, well-performing companies, rooted in complementary scientific research and world-class manufacturing excellence.