Symrise Pet Food, a global leader in the pet food industry, announces plans to expand operations in Greenwood County by building a new state-of-the-art facility. The company’s $65.5 million investment will create 65 new jobs.
Symrise Pet Food partners with pet food manufacturers to offer complete solutions covering three essential aspects of pet food through its expert brands: Pet Food Palatability with SPF, Pet Nutrition with Nutrios and Pet Food Protection with Videka (a joint venture with Kalsec). With 1,500 employees in 31 sites around the world, Symrise Pet Food’s global presence allows the company to remain close to suppliers and customers. Additionally, Symrise Pet Food is part of the Taste, Nutrition & Health segment of the Symrise group, a global supplier of fragrances, flavors, food and cosmetic ingredients.
Located at 5300 Highway 25 North in Hodges, the facility serves as the company’s North American headquarters. The state-of-the-art facility will allow the company to meet increased demand and grow its powder palatant product lines.
The project is expected to be complete in 2025. Individuals interested in joining Symrise Pet Food team should visit the company’s careers page.
The Coordinating Council for Economic Development has approved job development credits related to this project.
“This expansion is a key step for Symrise Pet Food’s North American business. We appreciate the support we have received making our project a reality in Hodges and look forward to continuing our partnership within Greenwood County. As the pet food industry keeps growing, we are committed to supporting our customers' needs and are always looking for ways to reach out for new opportunities,” said Symrise Pet Food General Manager (NA) Tim Lonc.
“The announcement by Symrise Pet Food to invest $65.5 million and create 65 new jobs in South Carolina will add to our recent record-breaking economic success. We applaud Symrise Pet Food for their commitment to our state and for creating jobs for our people,” said Gov. Henry McMaster.
“Congratulations to Symrise Pet Food on their continued success in Greenwood County. It’s particularly exciting to announce the growth of one of our existing companies, and we look forward to what the future holds for Symrise Pet Food in Greenwood County and across South Carolina,” said Secretary of Commerce Harry M. Lightsey III.
“Symrise has continually invested in Greenwood County and our citizens since they opened their operations 15 years ago. Their decision to further invest is not only a strong vote of confidence in our talented workforce, but also a testament to our collaborative relationship that helped secure this significant expansion. These 65 new jobs support our vision of the development of our Highway 25 North industrial corridor and will have a lasting impact on our community. We appreciate their continued belief in Greenwood County as a great place to work and live,” said Greenwood County Council Vice Chairman Theo Lane.
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