ADM has opened a new research and development centre in Shanghai, China, which the company claims will help the continued growth of the food and beverage industry in the Asia Pacific region.
According to ADM, the Shanghai Technology Innovation Center has a wide range of facilities including food and flavour analysis laboratories; beverage and dairy application laboratories; baking and confectionery laboratories; cooking kitchens; sensory evaluation facilities and customer innovation centres.
The company says that the new centre will strengthen the relationship between ADM and its clients in Asia, as ADM will be able to offer manufacturers in the region a “full range of fragrance and special ingredient solutions” to meet the needs of consumers.
Mr Chen Dong, president of ADM Asia Pacific said: “With today’s busy lifestyles, people are turning to healthier eating habits, accelerating changes in consumer tastes and preferences at an unprecedented rate.
“For ADM, Shanghai has played a critical role in our continued growth and innovation. To help Asia-Pacific food and beverage customers remain a step ahead, we’re excited to leverage our technology, expertise and global scale.”
Vince Macciocchi, the president of ADM’s nutrition business unit added: “Around the world, ADM continues to invest to ensure that we are the go-to solution providers for clean label, sustainable ingredients and great taste.
“This new facility enhances our portfolio and capabilities ensuring our customers meet consumer demands for new, innovative food and beverages.”
“The establishment of the new Technology Innovation Center will further enrich the ADM product portfolio, allowing us to better serve our customers’ needs for innovative food and beverages.”
The facility is the second ‘innovation centre’ opened by the company in the region this year, following on from the inauguration of a similar R&D facility in Singapore in January.
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