27. December 2016

Thank You 2016,
Welcome 2017!

The scent of vanilla, cinnamon and cloves in the air is business as usual at Frey + Lau. But when you start smelling these tempting fragrances in other places and on every corner, it is an unmistakable sign that the Advent season is in full swing and the year is coming to a close.

Time for a glance back: 2016 was an eventful and entirely successful year at Frey + Lau, which is clearly evidenced by the above-average increase in sales. But it is the people behind the numbers that make this success possible. And because we are keenly aware of THAT, their well-being and happiness is our highest priority.

Another official confirmation of the employee-friendly corporate culture at Frey + Lau is the ethical audit, which we successfully passed again this year. However, our trainees and interns, who bring in lot of commitment and self-initiative to our company, are almost even nicer proof of this. The fact that they all completed their training at Frey + Lau with great success and then subsequently joined our team was distinguished by the Chamber of Commerce and Industry (IHK), which honored Frey + Lau with a Training Award this year. We are very pleased with the award – and of course with the two new trainees, whom we had the pleasure to welcome in 2016.

Over the past twelve months, all of the departments worked tirelessly and dedicatedly on a variety of projects. Whether functional food or coffee capsules, shisha or e-liquid, Frey + Lau has successfully developed new product sectors, expanded microencapsulation, further advanced its application technology and created brand new possibilities for the confectionery segment in particular. In the Fragrances department, the application techniques area was completely redesigned. Our new evaluation concept will enable us to meet customer requirements even more precisely in the future. We enjoy introducing the wide range of innovations and projects to our partners and customers personally, and so in 2016, Frey + Lau was once again present at the most important trade fairs in the industry – from in-cosmetics in São Paulo and COTECA in Hamburg up to InterCHARM in Moscow.

Frey + Lau can proudly look back on a successful year, one which we can wind down with a feeling of satisfaction and then start 2017 with renewed vigor and enthusiasm. We wish you a peaceful and relaxing Christmas holiday and a new year filled with good health, happiness and success.
03. November 2016

Successful Appearance in Fulda – Frey + Lau at the SEPAWA 2016

With more than 1,500 members, SEPAWA is one of the largest professional associations in Europe. The annual SEPAWA Congress is a key event and highlight for the who’s who in the detergents/cleansers, cosmetics and perfume industries. This year, around 230 exhibitors and more than 2600 visitors from over 49 nations gathered from October 12-14 to utilize the opportunity that the communication platform offers. There was a bittersweet note at the end of the 63rd Congress, because the event is moving to a new location in 2017. This means saying a fond farewell to the familiar, homey atmosphere of the small baroque town of Fulda and a new start in a global setting in the center of the Berlin metropolis. The move was spurred by the growing interest in all of the topics that drive the industry and are a focus of the Congress.

Of course, Frey + Lau was also present at the final congress held in Fulda. At the company’s booth, which featured a warm, welcoming ambiance and elegant design, congress visitors were presented with special solutions for perfumery in the personal care segment. They also had the chance to smell an assortment of the current trend fragrances for 2017 in a live performance. Selected fragrances were presented on “EVA beads”, which allow the scent to optimally develop and unfold, and thus be smelled and experienced in a truly authentic way. The presentation was very well received by the trade show visitors: "We were very happy about the great interest we saw. After three successful congress days, our experts went back home filled with excellent impressions and promising new contacts,” says Michael Ackermann (Sales Manager D-A-CH), very pleased with the result. As in past years, a clear focus emerged among the visitors: Natural cosmetics are becoming an increasingly higher priority for conventional cosmetics companies. Frey + Lau, with its broad portfolio of essential oils and natural fragrances, is an excellent position here. We are looking forward to exciting new projects – and to the next SEPAWA Congress, with a capital city flair.


26. September 2016

“Explore your Senses”: Frey + Lau at the COTECA 2016

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The world as guest in Henstedt-Ulzburg

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02. June 2016

Vocational Training Award: High praise for this Zero

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Explore your Senses

Essential Oils

Real natural talents

We source essential oils from all over the world. The excellent reputation of our essential oils is founded on global sourcing of the best qualities, vast products and market expertise. Frey + Lau has over 175 years of experience in processing these raw materials. As a leading manufacturer, we refine the essential oils using our unique distillation plant. The result is consistent quality at the highest level, ideally suited for pharmaceuticals, oral care and wellness products, or as flavor and fragrance components.


Sensational taste

Whether fruity, sweet or chocolaty, powdered, granulated, liquid or encapsulated – developing great flavors is our specialty. Our flavorists meet and shape the desires of our user with their innovative and imaginative creations. In order to be successful, we monitor markets and current trends around the world. Flavors emerging from our state-of-the-art Flavor Design Center put an individual character on all products, giving them a unique note. We regularly create tempting taste experiences, particularly for the food, tea, beverage and oral care industries.


Inventive inspirations

The distinct fragrance compositions from Frey + Lau evoke emotions, experiences and memories. Many of them contribute to a feeling of happiness, while others calm or relieve the senses. Our perfumers transfer ideas into successful products. They have mastered the art of creating tempting compositions which provide fragrant accents in the personal care, home care and technical perfumery segments. Based on the perfect interaction of creativity, knowledge and technology, we develop unique and tailor-made fragrance concepts for our customers that are precisely customized to consumer preferences in national and international target markets.

Aroma Chemicals

Quality in stock

The selection of qualified and reliable supply sources worldwide is based on efficient supply chain management, regular audits, manufacturer visits and comprehensive in-house quality control of all supplied raw materials. These components are the foundation of our raw materials business. Our extensive inventory stock ensures that we can immediately supply our partners with the best possible qualities. We are experts in the development of flavours and fragrances, and we understand the special requirements placed on fragrance and flavouring substances.


Our customer service is focused on quality. It is an expression of the highest quality standards which we instill throughout our entire company. From sourcing and product development through to delivery and beyond – quality is of vital importance. In addition to state-of-the-art production and equipment, a certified quality management system also plays an important role in this respect. We continuously work to further develop our stringent quality and environmental standards, to ensure that we consistently meet the individual quality requirements of our customers daily, and in an environmentally responsible manner.


Frey + Lau is a leading mid-sized manufacturer of essential oils, flavors and fragrances. At our location north of Hamburg, more than 170 employees develop and produce our high-quality products. With targeted investments, we have been extremely successful at expanding the business with flavors and fragrances. Today, we supply customers around the world in the beverage, food, animal feed, cosmetic, fabric care, home care and pharmaceutical industries.


Frey + Lau is known around the world for its future-oriented, innovative product development and production of essential oils, flavors and fragrances. As an independent, family-owned company, we pursue high standards in the areas of development, research, service and quality. Streamlined structures ensure that our employees are closely integrated into our economic principle of responsibility. With this approach, we design and shape the future each day together, with creativity and flexibility. We welcome your interest in joining our team and would like to introduce ourselves as an employer on the following pages.

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