Roquette has opened a Food Customer Technical Service (CTS) Center in Singapore, allowing the company to develop new solutions for the Asian market.
The new facility forms part of Roquette’s Asia Pacific Innovation Center in Singapore, and complements the company’s existing CTS Centres in the region in Shanghai, China; Mumbai, India and Tokyo, Japan.
Roquette claims that the new CTS Center will enable the company to better anticipate and respond to the increasing demand for product applications in the food, health and nutrition segments that are specifically tailored to the Asian market.
The CTS Center will have a broad range of capabilities including formulation, texture improvement, new application development, and will aim to create solution solutions which are tailored to the distinct preferences, health requirements and cultural needs of consumers in the region.
Roquette claims that increasing health consciousness and consumer concerns around sustainability across the region have created an increasing demand for plant-based products, such as new sources of protein. These factors have made the Asian market an important part of Roquette’s growth strategy.
Rod Quin, vice-president of the Roquette Food Global Business Unit, said: “The opening of this new Food CTS Center in Singapore is a proof-point of our resolve to better serve our customers.
“This region is a major focus area for us and this new centre will help us extend our activities into key markets in the region by bringing us closer to our customers.
“Roquette is strongly positioned to meet specific Asian consumer needs in Food, Nutrition and Health markets as dietary habits and lifestyles continue to evolve.”
© FoodBev Media Ltd 2021
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