Cobell opens Centre of Excellence in Exeter


COBELL has unveiled an upgraded Beverage Centre of Excellence in Exeter, UK. The move ispart of a wider strategy by the leading supplier of juice products and taste solutions to the UKbeverage industry to partner with British beverage companies via leading-edge innovation andbest-in-class service.

A previous significant milestone in this strategy was the acquisition of Cobell by Symrise, a global leaderin the flavor and fragrance industry, in July 2017. Nick Russell, Managing Director of Symrise UK, explained: “The UK is the most dynamic beverage market in Europe. To win in this space you need astrong local footprint to provide innovative, fit-for-market solutions quickly and effectively. This new Centreof Excellence further expands our ability to do this.”

The upgraded Centre of Excellence includes a lab area that has doubled in size, state-of-the-art beverageapplication equipment and a new ambient warehouse creating room for further production enhancement.

The ribbon was officially cut by Nick Russell and Paul Isherwood, Head of Technical & Quality at the SHS Group – a long-time customer of Symrise. During the opening event customers were invited to take a tour of the upgraded facilities, participate in a presentation and roundtable discussion on the future of craft beverages in the UK and taste consumer-validated beverage prototypes that featured Symrise code of nature® solutions.

About Symrise

Symrise is a global supplier of fragrances, flavorings, cosmetic active ingredients and raw materials, as well as functional ingredients. Its clients include manufacturers of perfumes, cosmetics, food and beverages, the pharmaceutical industry and producers of nutritional supplements and pet food.

Its sales of approximately € 3 billion in the 2017 fiscal year make Symrise a leading global provider in the flavors and fragrances market. Headquartered in Holzminden, Germany, the Group is represented in more than 90 locations in Europe, Africa, the Middle East, Asia, the United States and Latin America.

Symrise works with its clients to develop new ideas and market-ready concepts for products that form an indispensable part of everyday life. Economic success and corporate responsibility are inextricably linked as part of this process. Symrise – always
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