50 Years of Producing Quality Flavors and Fragrances


Bedoukian Research, Inc., a leading producer of flavors and fragrance ingredients based in Danbury, Connecticut, is celebrating the 50th anniversary of its founding.

Bedoukian Research was started by Dr. Paul Bedoukian in 1972 to fill a niche as a supplier of innovative, high-quality, specialty flavor and aroma ingredients. Over the subsequent decades, Bedoukian Research expanded to serve a global flavor and fragrance market and it experienced significant growth in products, personnel and manufacturing capabilities. Bedoukian now produces over 300 flavor and fragrance molecules used in the manufacture of food, personal and home care products, as well as fine fragrances.

In 1975, Dr. Paul Bedoukian’s son, Dr. Robert Bedoukian, joined the company. Dr. Robert Bedoukian is the current president of the family-owned business and, under his leadership, Bedoukian Research further enhanced its reputation in the flavor and fragrance Industry by focusing on product innovation and the service it offers to its customers.

Dr. Robert Bedoukian remarked: “Fifty years in business is an incredible milestone for any company. Bedoukian Research has achieved this success through the hard work, passion, and dedication of our team members; the development, adherence and continued improvements of our products and processes, and a culture focused on providing superior customer service. Our goal fifty years ago was the same as it is today. We are committed to developing the highest quality products and providing the best service in the flavor and fragrance industry.”

To mark its anniversary, Bedoukian is refreshing its brand. A new logo has been created for Bedoukian Research that visually connects the business to the flavor and fragrance industry. Bedoukian is also in the process of launching a new website that will make it easier for its customers and potential customers to get the information they seek.

Dr. Robert Bedoukian commented, “We have been proud to be a leader in our industry for the past half a century. Our new branding and website will underscore our leadership for decades to come.”

A commitment to the industry and to the community has always been a goal for the company. Dr. Robert Bedoukian serves on the board of directors of the Research Institute for Fragrance Materials (RIFM) and the Fragrance Creators Association (FCA). Dr. Bedoukian is a recipient of the Purdue University College of Science Distinguished Alumni Award. Dr. Robert Bedoukian has also actively focused his business on sustainability and is implementing new processes and procedures to improve Bedoukian Research’s environmental footprint. Bedoukian Research and the entire Bedoukian family also make significant contributions to local, regional and national charities.

Dr. Bedoukian commented, “One of the benefits of success is that it provides the ability to make positive change. As proud as I am about all that has been accomplished by everyone involved with Bedoukian Research, I am equally proud of what it has allowed us to do outside of the company.”