International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. (IFF), New York, opened its new global service center in Budapest, Hungary, which consolidates key finance processes for its worldwide operations. Located in Mill Park, the center, which is part of a multi-year effort, will have more than 100 employees by the end of the year with a footprint able to accommodate a greater number as recruiting continues and the scope of IFF’s services expands, it adds.
Bartek Ingredients, Stoney Creek, Ontario, recently completed a 4,000 ton a year capacity expansion for its malic and food-grade fumaric acid production facility, with a goal to facilitate growth and increase global reach to better serve existing customers and markets, while opening up new ones, the company says. The company also announced an expansion of its leadership team. Jeff Billig now serves as vice president of marketing and business development, and Heinrich G. Shaefer was named its international sales director.