ADM has announced the opening of a new development centre for its customers in Koog aan de Zaan in the Netherlands – the home of its deZaan premium quality cocoa and chocolate.
The ADM Advantage centre offers customers pilot facilities, technical demonstrations, cocoa and chocolate seminars and more, the company said.
Rinus Heemskerk, director of innovation, ADM Cocoa International, said: “Taking a tailored approach, we’ll work with our customers to overcome individual processing challenges so that their products succeed, again and again.
"We want this to be our customers’ facility, where they are free to come and combine innovation and development so that they surpass consumers’ expectations.”
The new centre contains pilot facilities specifically for ice cream and dairy, bakery and cereals and chocolate confectionery.
The centre also includes an auditorium that will host large groups of customers for in-depth scientific explanations and assessments of deZaan products.