Iberchem, part of Croda International Plc, has announced it will be launching a new facility in Campinas, Brazil.
The new center, which covers more than 4,500 square meters, includes a production plant, an extensive creative center and sampling labs and a commercial office. Iberchem’s activity in Brazil will cover all fragrance applications, including fine fragrances, personal care, home care and air care.
The new center highlights the business synergies between Iberchem and Croda’s Consumer Care business. Complementary operations, combined with an ambitious growth synergy program, will enable customers to access the full range of innovative ingredients and technologies from both companies.
To lead the local team in Brazil, Iberchem recruited Thaissa Soares, who was, until recently, operation director at Drom Fragrances (now Givaudan). Soares has more than 18 years of experience in a managing role, seven of which have been in the fragrance industry.
Iberchem Brazil is the company’s third production center in Latin America and the group’s 24th facility, globally. This investment is part of an ambitious growth strategy and follows the acquisition of French fragrance house, Parfex, in April 2021.
José Balibrea, managing director of Iberchem, said, “Iberchem has seen the value of expanding into the Brazilian market for many years and, with Croda’s existing presence in the country, now seemed like the perfect time. I expect this new center to become one of our most successful projects in recent years, considering the experience of the team we have recruited, Croda’s existing activity and the market’s growth potential.”
David Shannon, president Consumer Care at Croda, said, “We are delighted to support Iberchem’s expansion in Brazil, one of the world’s leading fragrance and flavors markets. With this investment, we will be able to provide customers in the Latin American region with a full-service formulation offer that includes Iberchem’s innovative and on-trend fragrances.”