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


From the first idea to the market-ready product: We support our customers with a strong team of creative flavourists, highly competent application technologists and market experts. All of the knowledge and findings from our many years of experience go into producing flavours and developing customized flavourings – using state-of-the-art technology during the process. Along with extensive development and production testing at our in-house technology center, our application technologists carry out intensive application and stability testing to evaluate the flavours. Moreover, we precisely tailor products to various market and legal requirements.


We are an organization, in which a high degree of expert knowledge and technical expertise unite with stringent quality standards. These factors are essential for the production of liquid, powdered and encapsulated flavours. Depending on our customers’ requirements, we can produce smaller quantities as well as uniform batches of up to 25 tons. Most up-to-date production equipment and continuous monitoring of all production processes through HACCP and IFS guarantee the highest degree of product safety and quality. Our extensive on-site warehouse capacities and streamlined production processes increase our flexibility and guarantee very short delivery times. We continually invest in new technologies and in the further expansion of our manufacturing plant, for a shared and successful future with our customers and partners.

Product Development

Equipped with vast experience, a good feeling for trends and a keen sense of taste, our experts develop fine tasting flavours for customers in a diverse range of industries. FREY&LAU offers a wide reaching portfolio of flavour compositions which are used around the world in tea, coffee, beverages, confectioneries and bakery products, as well as in oral care products and animal feed. With a wealth of expertise, we create new, future-oriented and innovative flavour experiences precisely tailored to our customers' needs. Close cooperation between the developers and the application technologists, marketing and sales departments supports our integrated concept of successful project management.

Application Technology

The development of flavours and taste experiences is a profession unlike any other. Its powered by the imagination and inventiveness of the flavourists, from their precise technical and market knowledge and complex analytical testing procedures. In our application laboratory, the flavours are subject to elaborate application tests to examine their individual operational capability, stability and authenticity. This essential step allows us to accurately determine how the sense and taste release in the final product. With this purpose we incorporate a broad variety of flavours into bakery products, chewing gum, chocolates, hard caramels, jelly products and beverages. The selection, evaluation and quality assessment is then continued as part of our sensory technology and analysis. We provide product innovations, technical concepts or recipe optimizations, supporting our customers until the product makes its way to the sales shelves. We are only satisfied with a result if everything is at its right place.

Vanilla Extraction

Vanilla is one of the most valuable spices in the world. The natural flavour from the pods enhances a wide range of sweet foods, including chocolate and bakery products. It is also added to tea and dairy products. FREY&LAU has a custom-developed extraction plant to process vanilla pods. Using a special manufacturing method, we produce pure bourbon vanilla extracts of the highest quality, which are used for the development of numerous vanilla flavourings. Our portfolio includes vanilla extracts in various concentrations. In addition to conventional extracts, we also offer customers certified organic (BIO), NOP and Fair Trade vanilla extracts.

Organic / BIO / Fairtrade

A broad range for a growing segment: Consumer demand for organically and environmentally certified foods and ingredients is continually growing. As compared to conventional flavours, natural flavours for this market are subject to even stricter requirements. FREY&LAU offers a variety of organic (BIO) and Fair Trade certified flavours. Our carefully produced vanilla extracts, which are extracted from pods, also fall into this category. We are an organically certified producer in accordance with EU Regulation 834/2007.