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

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30.11.2021 - 02.12.2021 / Frankfurt


Varieties to suit every possible application: Flavours develop and unfold differently in every product. Therefore, along with creativity and finesse, the art of developing flavours also requires a great deal of technical know-how. Extensive knowledge of various foods and application areas is needed. At FREY&LAU we combine all of the knowledge - producing flavours using the optimal technology.


FREY&LAU produces liquid flavours in all imaginable varieties. Liquid flavours are particularly well-suited for teas, beverages, fruit gums, chewing gums, soft and chewy candies, chocolates, fruit preparations, ice creams and oral care products. Many of these flavours are also available in a highly concentrated form. Like all of our products, liquid flavours are evaluated through extensive tests in the respective applications.

Powder and Granules

Ingredients that hit the right taste buds. Our solid flavours are available in all desired taste varieties and can assume various forms and consistencies. We offer our customers powder mixes, spray-dried powders, macro-granules or plant fiber granules with outstanding properties for flavouring cereals, bakery products, ice creams, dessert powders, teas and instant beverages.


We pioneer products for our customers. With CAPSO® technology, FREY&LAU has developed a highly innovative process for encapsulating flavours. CAPSO® flavours are distinguished by their remarkably authentic flavour profiles and retention of high-end notes. CAPSO® flavour granules have outstanding mechanical stability. As a result of their long shelf life and a water soluble matrix, CAPSO® flavour granules are ideally suited for flavouring tea. We maintain an extensive assortment of these granules in a broad variety of flavourings and in many sizes, shapes and colors.


Over many years, we have perfected the production of mint flavours. Due to our vast expertise and experience in this area, we are considered to be a specialist in processing mint oils, which are very gently rectified on our own custom-developed distillation plant. Mint flavours have a revitalizing freshness and are primarily used in dental and oral care products, chewing gum and confectioneries. We produce a fascinating variety of flavours based on mint, peppermint and spearmint oils as well as menthol. At Frey + Lau, customers appreciate our wide range of minty flavours for every application.


The sweet flavour of vanilla gives an irresistible taste to a multitude of foods. Hardly any other flavour experience releases such positive feelings; for that reason, highly flavorful vanilla is considered to be the "queen of spices." Our customers profit from the entire range of vanilla flavourings. We cover the whole spectrum in the vanilla segment, from vanillin and natural vanilla flavours up to organic vanilla extracts. Our own in-house extraction systems produce vanilla extracts in a wide variety of concentrations. We use these as the basis for developing vanilla flavours, and of course, our customers can also directly obtain the extracts in organic (BIO), NOP or fair trade quality. As a leading European distributor of vanillin, we are consistently able to offer our customers the complete range of vanilla flavours at competitive prices.