Interactive Journey Through

    The roots of Symrise’s predecessor companies, Haarmann & Reimer and Dragoco, stretch back to the years 1874 and 1919. The collective journey began with their merger in 2003. Symrise has experienced many groundbreaking and exciting moments since then. You can read about our company’s milestones here. We invite you to join us on an interactive journey through our history.

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    • 1874 | Dr. Wilhelm Haarmann
      founds Haarmann & Reimer
    • 1919 | Carl Wilhelm Gerberding
      founds Dragoco
    • 2003 | Dragoco AG and
      Haarmann & Reimer GmbH
      merge into Symrise Group,
      entry in the German
      Commercial Register
    • 2005–2012 | Global expansion
      of all activities, opening
      of two new locations, acquisition
      and integration of nine companies
    • 2006 | Largest German
      IPO of the year on the
      Frankfurt Stock Exchange
    • 2007 | Admission to the MDAX
      of the German Stock Exchange
    • 2007 | International launch of taste
      for life®, a flavor platform
      for customers aimed at product
      development and positioning in
      the Flavor & Nutrition division
    • 2007 | Symrise acquires Aromatics
      in Madagascar, securing its
      long-term access to high-quality bourbon
      vanilla and becoming the
      only company in the industry with
      local production – creating
      sustainable value for all involved
    • 2009 | Dr. Heinz-Jürgen Bertram
      becomes CEO of Symrise,
      introducing new strategy focusing
      on Flavor & Nutrition and Scent & Care
    • 2009 | First scent expedition
      to India, followed by expeditions
      to China, Tasmania and Provence
    • 2012 | Menthol capacities doubled
    • 2012 | Symrise receives German
      Sustainability Award