US – CP Kelco, a US based global manufacturer of nature-based ingredients for the food industry, has opened a new innovation centre in Atlanta, US to expand its global network of innovation and technical support facilities.
The Atlanta innovation center is designed as an open, collaborative space for scientists and customers to engage in ingredient research, problem-solving, development and pilot plant scale-up of food, beverage, home care, personal care and other consumer and industrial products.
According to CP Kelco, the new innovation 24,000 square-foot centre features laboratories devoted to microbiology, fermentation and application development for industrial and consumer purposes.
The facility also houses research and development labs and a food and beverage pilot plant to support customers with production scale-up.
A sensory evaluation space is included in the facility to conduct sensory studies for understanding consumer perceptions and preferences.
“With our new innovation centre, we’ve invested significantly in our commitment to provide a world-class customer experience and deliver on our brand promise of ‘Unlocking Nature-Powered Success’ through innovation and problem-solving,” Didier Viala, president of CP Kelco.
“We’re excited about taking our global capabilities to a new level and further exploring the possibilities presented by key trends and growth opportunities ,” he added.
Jennifer Aspen Mason, senior vice-president of innovation at CP Kelco, added: “We designed the new innovation centre with collaboration in mind.
“It was designed to be welcoming to our customers while inspiring creativity and ideation. The sectors and manufacturers we serve need partners that are not only highly skilled but also passionate and agile in staying ahead of trends and helping them accelerate product development.”
The 24,000 square-foot innovation centre joins CP Kelco’s existing innovation centre network, which includes three other global innovation centres in Brazil, California, and Denmark.
The Atlanta facility will also bolster the work that the company is doing in four other regional application lab facilities located in China, Dubai, India and Singapore.
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