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 will only use the best raw materials. Our diverse range of fragrance and flavour substances are used in fragrance compositions, as flavour components in the food sector, and as active pharmaceutical ingredients. Manufacturers of oral care products, chewing gum and animal feed also rely on our extensive assortment.


FREY&LAU supplies aroma chemicals for producing appealing flavour compositions: vanillin and ethylvanillin for use in sweets, raspberry ketone and strawberry furanone to create fruity flavour nuances, menthol and mint oil for fresh, minty tastes, and anethole for spicy-herbal delights. As an expert partner, we immediately find the right solution for whatever our customers need.


A variety of fragrances and aromatic substances go into the creation of well-balanced fragrance composition. Vanillin is often the right choice for sweet and juicy nuances; the addition of aldehyde C14 (peach-aldehyde) is often a must-have. The aroma chemical piperonal (heliotropin) combines vanillin and almond. By contrast, coumarin is used in compositions featuring herbal notes. Ethylene brassylate, a macrocyclic musk, lends warmth and adhesion to a fragrance. At FREY&LAU, our customers find experts who are at home in the world of fragrances.


Only exceptional flavour ensures ultimate enjoyment. Whether in food, beverages and snacks or in a cough drop flavoured with a blend of eucalyptus oil and menthol: Our raw materials enhance most of our everyday foods, strengthening the final products success. Most baking mixes, cakes, ice creams and chocolates only truly develop their delicious taste when vanillin has been added. Chewing gum and lozenges get their fresh kick from menthol, mint oil or peppermint oil. Without the enhancement of essential oils, many foods would lack their characteristic smell and taste.


Our aroma chemicals are widely used in the feed industry. Vanillin and cinnamaldehyde are commonly used for feed products. Due to their traditional properties and flavouring potential, thymol, carvacrol and various essential oils are being added to animal feed mixes. We have a GMP+ certification for our additives business, particularly for this specific application.