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21. September 2017

Up and up: Frey + Lau is building

Higher, faster, further? Frey + Lau is focused more on precision, faster, better – especially at the new rectification plant which is being built on our company premises. We are already successfully operating our existing plants at the highest technical level: they are used for cleaning, fractionating and concentrating essenti al oils and deliver excellent natural building blocks for the development of flavours and fragrances.

As the demand for our high-quality products is constantly growing, Frey + Lau is now investing in another batch vacuum rectification plant.A new hall, which also provides space for further distillation plants as well as a filling room and a new technical center, will also include the new rectification system - a 13 metre-high technical masterpiece made of shiny stainless steel. It will expand the distillation capacities of Frey + Lau by 40 % and allow us to fractionate even more precisely.

The new plant combines excellent separation performance with even more volume and also has state-of-the-art automation technology with which we want to go in the future. In June 2017 felt the starting shot for the new construction project. The plant will be put into operation in the first quarter of next year - we will keep you up to date.
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01. August 2017

IHK Vocational Qualification Certificate in just one year

From nothing to a vocational certificate in one year: As part of a unique project in cooperation with the Bundesagentur für Arbeit (German Federal Employment Agency), the IHK (Chambers of Industry and Commerce), and the Wirtschaftsakademie Schleswig-Holstein (Schleswig-Holstein Business Academy), Frey + Lau GmbH has enabled five employees to retroactively obtain a recognized and accredited vocational qualification. The project is made possible by the “external students' examination” process. The German Federal Employment Agency supports this measure by providing financial support for training course fees, travel expenses, teaching materials and wage subsidies within the scope of the “WeGeBau” initiative, a Germany-wide program offered to employees over 45 years of age and those who do not have any usable certified vocational training.

Vocational qualification made easy? Far from it: the employees had to intensively study and prepare for the regular theory portion of the exam as well as the practical examination in just one year, on a part-time basis – a study course which would usually take two to three years at a vocational college. This can only be possible with full support from family and colleagues – and with so much backing, all five employees accomplished their goal and successfully passed the exam with good results. Unskilled employees thus became “Chemical Production Specialists” or “Warehouse Logistics Technicians”.

Frey + Lau is a co-initiator of the project and helped support it financially. CEO Claas Nendel says: "We feel strongly connected to our staff, and as a growing company, we are continuously looking for qualified, skilled employees to join us. It was therefore a logical step for us to enable our unskilled employees to document their expertise and know-how by obtaining a vocational qualification. Acquiring the specialized knowledge also lets employees understand their tasks better, and so the quality of work increases as a result.”
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01. August 2017

Sourcing Report: Visit to Mint Growing Regions

Specialized in essential oils of the highest quality level, there is good reason why Frey + Lau is o
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19. May 2017

Beautyworld Dubai 2017

A complete success with an oriental line: Frey + Lau at the 2017 Beautyworld

With more th
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17. May 2017

Frey + Lau on the run!

Henstedt-Ulzburg is running – and we are right along with it. The New York Marathon? It can’t ke
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Fairs

Fairs

Tea & Coffee EXPO

03.03. - 05.03.2017 / Calcutta
A-2

Djazagro

10.04. - 13.04.2017 / Alger
3 F056

Beautyworld

14.05. - 16.05.2017 / Dubai
S1-F37

Iran Agrofood

22.05. - 25.05.2017 / Tehran

In-cosmetics

20.09. - 21.09.2017 / São Paulo
C10

SEPAWA

18.10. - 20.10.2017 / Berlin
C513 / C514

CPHI

24.10. - 26.10.2017 / Frankfurt
101D31

Gulfood

30.10. - 01.11.2017 / Dubai

FI Europe

28.11. - 30.11.2017 / Frankfurt
09.0B18 (H9)
Successful for more than 175 years

Frey + Lau has been based in Henstedt-Ulzburg, near Hamburg, since 1994. The company’s premises span about 20,000 square meters. The ultra-modern building complex combines development laboratories and analytic, production facilities, large warehouses and the entire administrative department all under one roof. Quick and direct in-house routes guarantee the highest product quality and supply performance. A short journey through the success story of the company reveals the most important milestones.
2017
    1836
    1836
    Heinrich Zeise founds a “steam-powered factory” for essential oils, essences and tinctures
    1891
    1891
    Relocation to the Hamburg free port
    1904
    1904
    Company is acquired by Johannes Frey and Heinrich Lau
    1906
    1906
    Fire destroys the building – relocation and new construction in Hamburg Altona district
    1912
    1912
    Company starts developing and producing perfume oils
    1970
    1970
    Company starts developing and producing flavors
    1981
    1981
    Relocation to Hamburg-Norderstedt and commissioning of a specially designed distillation plant
    1994
    1994
    Construction of new buildings in Henstedt-Ulzburg to allow technological and business expansion in the future
    2000
    2000
    A vanilla extraction plant goes into production
    2004
    2004
    Capacity expansion of an extensive hazardous materials warehouse to 5,000 tons
    2006
    2006
    Development of CAPSO® technology, an innovative system for producing encapsulated flavor granulates
    2007
    2007
    Expansion of production and laboratories in accordance with GMP for the production of active pharmaceutical ingredients
    2009
    2009
    Generation change; Dr. Maja Zippel and Claas Nendel take over management of the company
    2011
    2011
    175-year company anniversary
    2012
    2012
    Redesign and expansion of the administration building and development laboratories
    2015
    2015
    With additional investments, Frey + Lau will continue to reinforce its reputation as a successful, creative and innovative company specialized in the production of flavors and fragrances in the coming decades.
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