Act Locally, Think Globally
Diversified and operating worldwide, we draw on our global network to develop market-oriented product concepts. We are passionate about flavors and fragrances. Get to know Bell as an innovative partner who will competently support you from the first idea to a successful market product.
As part of a global group of companies with strategic production sites and creative centers in Germany, the USA, Canada, Mexico, China, Brazil and Singapore, we are up-to-date with regional market demands. Moreover, we anticipate worldwide trends very early and implement them for our customers to suit the market needs.
Our 800 employees in over 20 different countries enable us to effectively use our intercultural expertise and to create valuable synergies.
The unique global history of Bell Flavors & Fragrances dates back to 1829 with its predecessor Schimmel & Co. The scientific accomplishments developed at Schimmel formed the basis for the technology still used in the industry today. Works such as “The Encyclopedia of Essential Oils”, published by Doctor Eduard Gildemeister and Doctor Friedrich Hoffmann in 1899 as well as “The Theory of the Extraction and Separation of Essential Oils by way of Distillation” published by Doctor Carl Baron of Rechenberg in 1923, became the standards for the production and use of these products. Outstanding achievements in the field of terpene chemistry had been recognized when Professor Doctor Otto Wallach received the Nobel Prize for Chemistry in 1910.
With the storied history of our company and the years of dedicated work, Schimmel & Co. transformed into Bell Flavors & Fragrances and became one of the leading flavor and fragrance company in the world, a position which we have occupied for more than 100 years. While times have changed, we are still a family owned business and over the past century have developed flavors and fragrances across multiple industries for brands all over the world.