DANBURY - U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy, announced Bedoukian Research, Inc. (BRI), a manufacturer of flavor and fragrance ingredients and synthetic organics, as last week’s “Murphy’s Monday Manufacturer.”
Dr. Paul Bedoukian founded the company in Danbury’s Commerce Park in 1972. He has since passed it down to his son, Dr. Robert Bedoukian, who leads the company with the help of his two sons, Matt and David.
Aside from being a family-owned business, Bediukian Research is committed to giving back to the community.
The company’s 80 employees volunteer at their local food pantry, donate resources and funding to nonprofit organizations such as Ability Beyond, and help endow the “Bedoukian Chair for Innovation and Research” at Western Connecticut Health Network.
BRI also sponsored the development of a perfume called Ardent Rose for the Guilford-based nonprofit Roses for Autism. Proceeds from the sale of Ardent Rose help provide scholarships and career-training programs to individuals with autism.
“While growing their business and making sales to multinational companies around the world, the Bedoukian family has stayed committed to their Connecticut workers and hometown community. The entire company’s support for local nonprofits and charities goes a long way,” Murphy said.
Bedoukian Research offers more than 500 Aroma Chemicals and Insect Pheromones to customers worldwide in the flavor, fragrance, agricultural and specialty chemical industries. Export sales account for more than 60 percent of the company’s total revenues. BRI has also recently started researching novel insect repellents.
Robert Bedoukian said the company takes pride in having supported the state with its manufacturing facility for the last 45 years.
“Our recent expansion in Danbury allows us to continue to provide and support jobs in Connecticut,” Bedoukian said.
He added, “Our proximity to our customer base in the tri-state area allows us to maintain a face-to-face relationship with our customers. In addition, we very much enjoy our involvement with the many fine non-profit organizations in the area. We look forward to continuing our strong relationship with our community.”