keyboard_arrow_upSymrise achieves strong organic growth in first quarter
keyboard_arrow_downSymrise achieves strong organic growth in first quarter

Symrise AG remains on track for strong growth in the fiscal year 2018 and achieved a very healthy 7.5 percent organic increase in sales in the first quarter. All segments benefited from good demand. Taking into account portfolio and exchange rate effects, sales in the first quarter were up 1.5 percent to € 776.9 million (Q1 2017: € 765.2 million). Earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation (EBITDA) amounted to € 155.8 million. Due to negative currency effects and higher raw material costs, the EBITDA came in lower than in the prior-year period (Q1 2017: € 165.5 million). The EBITDA margin reached 20.1 percent and was within the medium-term target corridor of 19–22 percent.

keyboard_arrow_upConverting waste into wealth
keyboard_arrow_downConverting waste into wealth

Non-hazardous intravenous infusion (IV) drip bags and tubing made of polyvinyl chloride (PVC) are now being recycled into soles for school shoes. This is owing to a ground-breaking hospital project initiated by the Southern African Vinyls Association (SAVA) in 2010.

keyboard_arrow_upDFE Pharma changes its SA distributor
keyboard_arrow_downDFE Pharma changes its SA distributor

Excipient manufacturer, DFE Pharma has appointed IMCD South Africa as its new distributor in the country. Previously, it had worked closely with Brenntag South Africa.

keyboard_arrow_upDabur continues its acquisition trail
keyboard_arrow_downDabur continues its acquisition trail

FMCG company Dabur India announced in April, it had completed the acquisition of two South African companies, D&A Cosmetics and Atlanta Body & Health Products, through its subsidiary.

keyboard_arrow_upSymrise combines growth with climate protection
keyboard_arrow_downSymrise combines growth with climate protection

Successful growth and corporate responsibility are not a contradiction for Symrise, but rather an obligation: The new Corporate Report ‘Unfolding strengths’ once again shows how the company succeeds in thinking long-term, acting sustainably and combining the interests of all stakeholders.

keyboard_arrow_upRain Africa achieves Fair Trade Guaranteed status
keyboard_arrow_downRain Africa achieves Fair Trade Guaranteed status

Handcrafted bath, body and home care brand, Rain Africa’s Fair Trade accreditation with the global World Fair Trade Organisation based in Europe is one of its greatest accomplishments.

keyboard_arrow_upSEA Vision partners with the Marchesini Group
keyboard_arrow_downSEA Vision partners with the Marchesini Group

The Marchesini Group recently signed a 48 percent acquisition of SEA Vision, a creator of vision and inspection systems used in quality control and drug counterfeiting. The operation consolidates years of fruitful business between the two companies and is worth €125 million and a long-term strategic agreement.

keyboard_arrow_upSA genomics centre to enable personalised medicine
keyboard_arrow_downSA genomics centre to enable personalised medicine

The African Genomics Centre – a first for the African continent – is already under construction at the South African Medical Research Council (SAMRC) head office in Cape Town, South Africa.

keyboard_arrow_upWater is the heart of sustainable development
keyboard_arrow_downWater is the heart of sustainable development

World Water Day is celebrated on 22 March every year, and each year it highlights a specific aspect of fresh water. This year’s theme is ‘Nature for Water’, which will be amplified through the South African Department of Water and Sanitation’s National Water Week awareness campaign from 18-24 March 2018.

keyboard_arrow_upSpecialised Exhibitions Montgomery turns 50!
keyboard_arrow_downSpecialised Exhibitions Montgomery turns 50!

Specialised Exhibitions Montgomery hosted a very special event for industry partners, suppliers, media, shareholders, owners and employees past and present at the Expo Centre Clubhouse in Johannesburg to celebrate its 50th birthday.