keyboard_arrow_upSymrise opens new Center of Excellence in São Paulo
keyboard_arrow_downSymrise opens new Center of Excellence in São Paulo

  Symrise is strengthening its presence in Latin America and has opened its Center of Excellence near São Paulo, which was built over the course of about 12 months. It will combine the research and development work which has until now been carried out at two different locations; in addition, it closely links R&D to market research, sales and marketing activities of both divisions. The aim is to strengthen and foster the development of products tailored specifically for the Latin American market. Symrise has invested approximately € 12 million in the Center of Excellence, which is around three times larger than the old facility.


On page 24 of the June edition of Pharmaceutical & Cosmetic Review, Hexachem was erroneously listed as the local supplier of BioPlex Cetylsil PHS from Biosil Technologies. The correct contact is Lipo Chemicals, who can be contacted on 011 314 0912 or visit Sincerest apologies for any inconvenience caused.

keyboard_arrow_upAdcock Ingram enters Indian pharmaceutical market
keyboard_arrow_downAdcock Ingram enters Indian pharmaceutical market

Adcock Ingram has bought a portfolio of about 60 medicines and a distribution network from India’s Cosme Farma Laboratories. The R86-million deal sees Adcock acquire the marketing assets of the Cosme Farma group. ‘In line with our growth strategy, we have identified India as a key growth market in which to position ourselves for the sustainability and diversification of the business, and this transaction sees us take a step towards realising that strategy,’ said Deputy CEO and Financial Director, Andy Hall. ‘This is a large domestic market with an emerging middle class which will be a major driver of economic growth in the country and we are looking to tap into that growth and extend our reach into the Indian market.’

keyboard_arrow_upGrowthpoint Properties grows and ‘greens’ Adcock Ingram’s head office
keyboard_arrow_downGrowthpoint Properties grows and ‘greens’ Adcock Ingram’s head office

Growthpoint Properties Limited has completed a R45 million expansion and upgrade of Adcock Ingram’s SA head office, achieving operational, economic and environmental enhancements for the facility. Growthpoint added 2,500sqm of new office space to Adcock Ingram’s existing 19,000sqm landmark head office and warehouse in Midrand, Gauteng.

keyboard_arrow_upBenefit cosmetics bids farewell to South Africa
keyboard_arrow_downBenefit cosmetics bids farewell to South Africa

From August 2012, Woolworths will no longer stock the skincare and cosmetic brand, Benefit, on its shelves. The Benefit brand has decided to exit South Africa and focus on its European and Asian markets, bringing to a close a five-year partnership.

keyboard_arrow_upOne decade filled with innovation
keyboard_arrow_downOne decade filled with innovation

This year Symrise received a special prize at the 10YBSB Awards. The company was honored for its achievements in the cosmetics industry with the 10Y BSB Award in the category 'Most Innovative Company of the Last Decade'. The extensive innovation work of the Life Essentials team from Symrise convinced the jury. Actipone Woods, SymSol PF-3 and Frescolat X-cool received prizes too.