ハーマン・アンド・ライマー（Haarmann & Reimer：Ｈ＆Ｒ）とドラゴコ（Dragoco）が合併して発足したシムライズ（Symrise）はアジア地域における生産体制を再構築する。
Dragoco and Haarmann & Reimer to become Symrise
Moving up with a new name to number among the front-runners:
The two Holzminden-based fragrance and flavor producers Dragoco and H&R now have a new name: From this day onward, the future belongs to “Symrise”ー because in the future, this global player will be doing business under this new name throughout the world, thus advancing to number among the front-runners in the industry in terms of sales as well. The company now accounts for around 11 percent of total market volume.
Swedish financial investor EQT Northern Europe Private Equity Funds (EQT) acquired Haarmann & Reimer and a minority interest in Dragoco in July 2002 with the objective of merging the two companies.
EQT acquires flavors and
fragrances manufacturer Haaman & Reimer from Bayer--
Through merger with competitor Dragoco Company joins ranks of top industry players
EQT Northern Europe Private Equity Funds (EQT) have signed an agreement with Bayer to acquire the world's fifth largest manufacturer of flavors and fragrances, Haarmann & Reimer. EQT will, at the same time, acquire shares in the competitor Dragoco and the two Holzminden-based manufacturers of flavors and fragrances, Haarmann & Reimer and Dragoco, will subsequently be merged into a new company, operating under a new name.
EQT will have a controlling stake of 76% in the new company. In addition, Dragoco CEO Horst-Otto Gerberding will hold a 22% stake and NordLB a 2% stake. The merger is subject to approval by the cartel authorities.
1874 Following the first synthesis of vanillin from coniferin by Ferdinand Tiemann and Wilhelm Haarmann, industrial-scale production of vanillin begins in Holzminden. This makes H&R the world's very first factory to produce a synthetic aroma chemical. 1893 The first patent application in the field of violet aroma chemicals 1954 Acquisition by Leverkusen-based Bayer AG. 1973 The world's first fully synthetic production of l-menthol on an industrial scale at H&R 1990 Acquisition of Creations Aromatiques 1992 Acquisition of PFW's fragrance business 1995 Acquisition of Florasynth
DRAGOCO is one of the leading international suppliers of perfume compositions, aroma chemicals, cosmetic raw materials and active ingredients, and flavors.
The family business that was founded in 1919 is internationally active with 24 subsidiaries and about 2,000 employees. We serve international clients on all five continents. In our four regional headquarters and our Competence Centers for Fragrances and Cosmetics in Europe, the US, Asia, and South America, we have concentrated all of the know-how of our corporate group; we want to be our customers' most valued partner. Our innovative research, our exceptional creativity, our sure sense for the market trends, our modern technology, and cooperative partnerships combine to let us fulfill the highest standards in a global market.