Symrise Pet Food, a global leader in the pet food industry, announced 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.”-Symrise Pet Food General Manager (NA) Tim Lonc
“Today’s 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.” -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.” -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.” -Greenwood County Council Vice Chairman Theo Lane
Five Fast Facts
- Symrise Pet Food is expanding operations in Greenwood County.
- $65.5 million investment will create 65 new jobs.
- Symrise Pet Food is a global leader in the pet food industry.
- Located at 5300 Highway 25 North in Hodges, S.C.
- Individuals interested in joining Symrise Pet Food team should visit the company’s careers page.
About S.C. Department of Commerce
As South Carolina’s leading economic development agency, the Department of Commerce works to recruit new businesses and help existing business grow. S.C. Commerce has recruited world-class companies to South Carolina such as BMW, Boeing, Continental, Giti Tire, LPL Financial Holdings, Mercedes-Benz Vans, Samsung, Toray and Volvo Cars and also supports startups, small and existing business, innovation and rural development initiatives. S.C. Commerce partners with the S.C. Technical College System via readySC to support workforce training and recruiting, and with the S.C. Department of Employment and Workforce, which provides worker training and employment opportunities within the state. With a strong international footprint, the Palmetto State has consistently been among the top in the nation for attracting jobs through foreign direct investment on a per capita basis – recognized by multiple economic development publications for its pro-business climate. For more information, visit www.SCcommerce.com.
About Symrise Pet Food
Symrise Pet Food, part of the Taste, Nutrition & Health segment of Symrise, is the global leader of high-value solutions improving pets’ well-being and owners’ satisfaction. The division provides multiple products and services improving pet food palatability, pet nutrition and pet food protection. Symrise Pet Food is present on five continents with 1,500 employees, 31 industrial sites, and four expert measurement centers with 1,100 cats and dogs. Within the Symrise Group, Symrise Taste, Nutrition & Health leverages Group capabilities to provide advanced natural health & well-being nutrition solutions for the human food, pet food and aquafeed industries.
Symrise is a global supplier of fragrances, flavors, food, nutrition and cosmetic ingredients. Its clients include manufacturers of perfumes, cosmetics, food and beverages, pharmaceuticals and producers of nutritional supplements and pet food. www.petfood.symrise.com
Symrise Pet Food Media Contact:
North America Communication and Marketing Project Manager
Pet Food Taste, Nutrition & Health
Cell (864) 992-1781