17. December 2020

An eventful year at FREY&LAU

We would have loved to tell you about our big family event before the Christmas holidays, about the unique atmosphere at the Christmas office party or about the successful agent meeting. Because of Covid-19, however, we had to forego big parties. This was the only way we could contribute to the health protection of our staff. Having to cancel everything was a pity, but we surely will find another reason to see each other as soon as circumstances allow.
Covid-19 has had a major impact on our work over the past year. Therefore, the behaviour of all our staff is all the more impressive. Everyone fully supported and full-heartedly implemented the decisions made by the management. With a lot of dedication and the will to change, we have managed to master the situation and go new - often virtual - ways. The management, Dr. Maja Zippel and Claas Nendel, has thanked all employees for their special commitment and great performance by paying them a bonus.
We would like to sincerely thank all our customers and partners for the good cooperation in this extraordinary year. Especially in these times, we greatly appreciate the trust you place in us.
FREY&LAU wishes you and your family a peaceful festive season, good health and a successful start into 2021.
06. August 2020

Signing of the IFRA-IOFI Sustainability Charta

On the 1st of July the IFRA-IOFI Sustainability Charta was released. With our signature beneath and inside. As a member of the national associations DVAI (German Association of the Flavour Industry) and DVRH (German Association of the Fragrance Industry) we helped developing and realizing the Charta on the international level of the IFRA (International Fragrance Association) and the IOFI (International Organization of the Flavour Industry). The Charta cover all spans of sustainability and takes a life-cycle approach. Based on the 5 focus areas responsible sourcing, environmental footprint, well-being of employees, product safety and transparency and partnership. As a family business we are looking further ahead than many other companies. We want our children, grandchildren and great grandchildren to be healthy, happy and successful. This goal can only be achieved though a path of long-term planning, particularly with regard to nature and people. There is one Earth only and we must protect her!


22. July 2020

A Visitor from the German Bundestag

On the 25th of June Henstedt-Ulzburg showed itself from ist sunniest side and greeted everyone with
01. April 2020

We help!

Small Things, big effect! Today we delivered 1.000 of our F&L bags to Hamburger Tafel e.V. - this w
13. December 2019

Company Christmas Party

As the name already suggests: shortly before christmas the company management invites all FREY&L
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13.10.2021 - 15.10.2021 / Berlin
Virtual Conference

Fi Europe

30.11.2021 - 02.12.2021 / Frankfurt

We support our customers with a wide range of services – from product advice based on market reports and daily updated price information up to the preparation of registration documents. Efficient supply chain management guarantees first-rate quality when sourcing in the country of origin. In addition, our extensive inventory stock ensures the availability of a broad assortment of products, making sure we can respond to specific customer requests and quality requirements at all times.

Along with our large portfolio of conventional oils, we also offer BIO-certified and NOP-certified organic essential oils, as well as GMP products of essential oils in active pharmaceutical ingredient qualities. Our entire product range is registered under REACH. Furthermore, a consistently implemented quality assurance system secures a perfect final product.

Production / Distillation

High-performance technologies for the finest essential oils. FREY&LAU possess an in-house distillation plant which is unique in the world and is developed for especially gentle processing of essential oils. As a result, we are able to guarantee our customers consistently high quality in the extraction, purification, fractionation and concentration of essential oils, as well as in the production of high-quality fractions for flavors and fragrances. Alongside validated processing methods within the pharmaceutical area, a consistent HACCP concept assures provable safety. Furthermore, our company is IFS-certified for foods and GMP-certified for medications.


FREY&LAU travels around the world to buy crude essential oils. For years, we have worked together in fair, responsible partnerships with our suppliers in the various countries where our essential oils originate. It’s these reliable supplier relationships which guarantee competitive prices and the permanent availability of oils. Regular purchasing trips to the growing regions strengthen strong local contacts and enable us to have special market proximity. Consequently, FREY&LAU customers receive information on current price developments early on, and we can also provide our help when it comes to important purchasing decisions. In addition to regularly auditing our suppliers, we employ specialized consultants who support our raw material suppliers in the qualification and certification of production systems, as well as in establishing harmonized quality management Systems.

Pharma / GMP

As a leading manufacturer of essential oils that are suitable as active pharmaceutical ingredients (API), we ensure compliance with the highest standards when it concerns consumer protection and product safety for use in pharmaceuticals. Within the scope of our manufacturing authorization pursuant to § 13 AMG (German Medicinal Products Act), our customers can be assured that we produce pharmaceutical semi-finished products under GMP I conditions. Our GMP certificate authorizes us to offer via our EGST range under GMP II eucalyptus oil GMP, turpentine oil GMP, peppermint oil GMP, as well as various other active ingredient oils. For the approval process, product registration and to facilitate a fast market launch of our customers’ products, we offer complete ASMF solutions and documentation packages, as well as stability tests according to ICH Guidelines.

Organic / BIO / NOP

The demand for organic products and ecologically certified ingredients is rising continuously. Frey + Lau serves this growing market segment with a large range of organically certified essential oils. In alignment with consumer demand for natural products, we also produce high-quality organic vanilla extracts on our own extraction systems. They are exceptionally well-suited for use in chocolates, dairy products, teas and in natural cosmetics. Our company is certified for organic products under the European Organic Regulation EU 834/2007 and NOP-certified in accordance with the National Organic Program of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).