Too soon to say if the Symrise fire will affect the production of perfumery ingredients

By Julia Wray

The fire occurred at Symrise’s Colonel Island production site in the United States on November 7

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Symrise has revealed that it is too early to tell whether fragrance production will be affected by a fire that occurred at its factory in Colonel Island, USA, last week.

The fire, which started in the early hours of November 7, is believed to have occurred during normal production hours for the manufacture of fragrance ingredients.

Firefighters, police and local authorities quickly arrived at the scene of the incident and the fire was completely extinguished on November 8.

According to the German-based company, health risks to employees and residents of its Colonel Island site, and environmental damage have been ruled out.

Regarding the production, a spokesperson for Symrise said cosmetics company“Investigations are still ongoing. [and] we have to wait for them to end.

Symrise said it was working with local authorities to help them determine the cause of the fire.

Symrise acquired the Georgia-based facility in 2015 as part of its acquisition of Pinova Holdings, which included Pinova’s Renessenz business.

The factory specializes in the production of terpene-based flavors and fragrances from natural and renewable raw materials.

With a factory in Jacksonville, Florida – also acquired by Symrise in the purchase – it supports approximately 30% of Symrise’s fragrance and flavor creations.


Donovan B. Sanford