25 Years of Innovation arisen from Tradition.
For Bell, the year 2018 is all about its anniversary. As a successful family-owned business, the German-based manufacturer of flavors and fragrances has been representing creativity, innovation and reliability for 25 years now.
Today, future-oriented flavours and fragrances are born from pioneering creativity and state-of-the-art facilities in an area which, in the 19th century, was dominated by rose fields. The extraction of essential oils from those plants that were imported from Bulgaria exactely for this purpose was one of the innovations of Schimmel & Co. – Bell‘s predecessor, founded in Leipzig in 1829, once was one of the world’s most renowned and oldest manufacturers of flavours and fragrances.
This potential was recognised by the US based company Bell that took over the facility in 1993 and established an independent branch with Bell Flavors & Fragrances GmbH. At that time, few had any idea what a success story company founder Raymond Heinz would write.
Visionary into the Future
Starting with 60 employees in the Leipzig district of Miltitz, the company has grown to almost 300 people that are employed today in research and development, production, sales and marketing. Over the years, the company has also established creative centers and sales offices throughout Europe as well as in the Middle East.
Bell EMEA grew into an international manufacturer of flavours and fragrances thanks to extensive strategic investments. Today, the headquarters in Leipzig/Germany, with its 200,000-square-metre surface area, is among the largest and most modern production sites for flavours and fragrances in Europe. The logistics centre, completed in 2017 – one of Bell‘s largest single investments in Germany – has not only laid the foundations for optimal cargo handling, but also expanded the reach of quality assurance, ensuring that the highest of standards will continue to be met going forward.
It is through this focus on technology, innovation, research and development that Bell has
secured its leading position in the industry.