Givaudan opens new business solutions center in Kuala Lumpur


15 Dec 2017 --- Givaudan has announced the official opening of its new Givaudan Business Solutions (GBS) delivery center in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The center will be the home to the business services and solutions that will form a platform for the Company's growth in the Asia Pacific region.

The GBS delivery center in Kuala Lumpur's Petaling Jaya sector was officially inaugurated during a ceremony inspired by Malaysia's national flower the hibiscus, which is also used in the creation of some of our flavors and fragrances. More than 60 guests, including members of Givaudan's Executive Committee, the Swiss Ambassador to Malaysia, local dignitaries, as well as employees attended the opening.

CEO Gilles Andrier, speaking at the event, said: “GBS is all about increasing agility and efficiency while driving excellence in the delivery of our services and solutions in order to grow alongside our customers. Our new center is strategically situated in Click to EnlargeMalaysia to enable Givaudan to deliver a superior customer experience as we continue to grow in the region and work towards achieving our 2020 ambition.”

Kuala Lumpur joins Budapest and Buenos Aires as a key delivery center for GBS. Initially focusing on finance and procurement solutions for indirect materials and services, the center will begin implementing the full range of GBS activities in 2019. The GBS center in Kuala Lumpur will integrate processes from the functional areas of Finance, Procurement, Supply Chain and Enterprise Data Management.

Anne Tayac, Head of Givaudan Business Solutions, said: “Kuala Lumpur is particularly well positioned as a hub for talent and technology in the Asia Pacific region. GBS will leverage innovation and new ways of working to deliver solutions that are fully aligned with our business and designed to increase our effectiveness while allowing our people to focus on core activities that bring value to customers.”

Givaudan announced in July 2017 the start of the implementation of GBS, its global organizational unit that will provide best-in-class business services and solutions. Upon completion of the three-year implementation, Givaudan will have the best possible platform to support the delivery of a superior experience to customers and employees while ensuring growth for the future.

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