The Japanese company Takasago Europe GmbH has been at the Zülpich location for 25 years. To mark this anniversary, the chemical company has now inaugurated its new production halls for flavoring agents there.
Takasago has invested more than 35 million euros in the expansion in Zülpich's industrial area, thereby doubling its production capacity. The company, which is one of the five largest flavor manufacturers in the world, wants to establish itself even more firmly in the international market and advance to the top 3 of the industry. In Zülpich, Takasago stores about 5,000 raw materials – the flavors produced from them are used in dairy products, confectionery, beverages and spices.
The Japanese company settled in NRW 25 years ago. In 1999, Takasago then started production in Zülpich with 51 employees. Today more than 300 people from 18 countries work there. NRW.INVEST has supported the company since its beginnings in Germany. At the anniversary event on the company premises, Karl-Uwe Bütof, department head in the NRW Ministry of Economic Affairs, emphasized the long-standing German-Japanese friendship at the location. State Secretary Dr. Günther Horzetzky also congratulated the President of Takasago International Corporation, Satoshi Masumura, and the President of Takasago Europe GmbH, Akihiko Kawano, at a separate event in Düsseldorf.
Takasago has subsidiaries in 24 countries. The customers of the globally active group include companies from the food and cosmetics industries, as well as from the chemical and pharmaceutical sectors.