Mondelēz International has opened a new research and development facility in Singapore, as part of a $65 million investment programme to enhance the company’s ability to create innovative new products.
The Singapore Techincal Centre will be Mondelēz International’s sixth ‘Technical Facility’, as similar facilities are operational in New Jersey, United States; Curitiba in Brazil; Bournville and Reading, both in the UK; and Wroclaw in Poland.
Further technical centres will be opened in India, Mexico and China during 2018 and 2019 as part of the same investment programme, according to the brand.
75 scientists, engineers, developers, analytical chemists and other specialists will be employed at the facility, which will help to streamline manufacturing processes and accelerate the company’s growth.
Staff at the facility will collaborate with Mondelēz International’s 35 manufacturing facilities located throughout the Asia Pacific, Middle East and African (AMEA) regions to create innovative new products.
Maurizio Brusadelli, EVP & President AMEA (Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa) said: “Our purpose and vision at Mondelēz International are simple – to create more moments of joy for our consumers with our much-loved brands by building the best snacking company in the world.
“Singapore’s fantastic infrastructure, thriving RDQI ecosystem and the collaborative approach of government organizations makes it a perfect place for innovation. This is one of the many reasons why we have made Singapore the home of our AMEA region.”
Rob Hargrove, Executive vice-president, research, development, quality and innovation said: “Through our advantaged Technical Centers, we’re focusing our investment in research, equipment and capabilities, driving innovation to support our growth strategy, margin and quality platforms.
“As consumers’ preferences and lifestyles continue to evolve, innovation is core to achieving that mission. These hubs will improve speed, efficiency and effectiveness, while increased scale will enable us to more quickly meet consumer needs.
“As a world-class RDQI team, we want to attract people at the forefront of thriving innovation scenes. Singapore has an incredible and diverse pool of young tech talent, which we look forward to nurturing as part of our RDQI team.”
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