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dsm-firmenich dual head office Maastricht inaugurated by Queen Maxima of the Netherlands

Maastricht (Netherlands), May 30, 2024

dsm-firmenich, innovators in nutrition, health and beauty, today celebrates the inauguration of its Dutch dual headquarters in Maastricht. The new office was inaugurated by Her Majesty Queen Máxima of the Netherlands, in the presence of dsm-firmenich employees, national and local dignitaries, and partners. The opening today of the new, sustainable building marks another milestone in the company’s journey to bringing progress to life.

Dimitri de Vreeze, CEO dsm-firmenich: "I am deeply honored and proud that Her Majesty Queen Máxima officially conducted the opening ceremony and that we were given the opportunity to introduce our guest of honor to the world of dsm-firmenich. This building will be a buzzing hive, a place of connection, where our colleagues can thrive and shape the future. Sustainably designed, and inspiring creativity and innovation, our dynamic, energy-neutral dual head office in Maastricht will be a home to about 600 colleagues. It is at this very place that we seek to co-create the solutions for the future, delighting consumers, while addressing some the world's greatest challenges.''

Emile Roemer, governor of Limburg Province: “dsm-firmenich is of great importance for the Limburg Province. I truly look forward to further cooperation, also from this beautiful new office that can rightly be called a major asset.

The new office in Maastricht is a combination of a ‘Paris Proof’ historic building and a new construction that meets the highest sustainability standards, including BREAAM Outstanding and WELL Platinum. The building is the homebase for about 600 dsm-firmenich employees and is located in the neighborhood of Wyck in Maastricht.

Maastricht Fragrance 

To celebrate the occasion, dsm-firmenich’s Dutch Master Perfumer Wessel-Jan Kos created a special fragrance that captures his interpretation of the vibrant scent of Maastricht. The Maastricht fragrance is a reflection of dsm-firmenich’s brand, an expression of its uniqueness and that of the city. The bespoke creation represents characteristics that the city of Maastricht and the company dsm-firmenich have in common: Fresh and sparkling, captured with aquatic notes and vitamins. Diverse, captured with aromatic ingredients from countries around the world where they flourish, from Indonesia to Guatemala and Madagascar. Courageous and alive, captured with notes from Edelweiss, Oud and Chamomile. It is a desirable scent that evokes an intense emotion and brings the essential and sustainable together to create something great for people and planet.

Note to editors

Images of the opening ceremony with Her Majesty Queen Máxima are available here.

About dsm-firmenich

dsm-firmenich is a Swiss-Dutch company, listed on the Euronext Amsterdam, with operations in almost 60 countries and revenues of more than €12 billion. With a diverse, worldwide team of nearly 30,000 employees, we bring progress to life every day, everywhere, for billions of people.

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André van der Elsen

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The dutch version of the press release is available here.