Danisco opens Asian innovation centre

Pressmeddelande   •   Okt 12, 2005 10:24 CEST

Danisco has set up a new innovation centre in Singapore to serve all of its activities in South East Asia.

The Centre will support the growth of the Company as it works towards capturing the emerging markets in the region. Located within Danisco Singapore Pte Ltd at Singapore Science Park III, the 1,200 sqm innovation centre will house and consolidate the activities of Regional Cultures Creation Centre, Flavour Creation Centre and application support for South East Asia.

'Innovation is an integral part of Danisco. By setting up this Innovation Centre in Singapore, which also includes a substantial upgrading of our existing Flavour Creation and Analytical facilities, we're able to develop products that are better catered to the Asian taste and palate', says Dr. Leif Kjaergaard, Senior Vice President, Innovation and Technology.

'One of our objectives is to enhance Danisco Cultures ability to design culture solutions adapted to the specificity of Asian consumers. We will also support the fast development of our cultures business in Asia, particularly in China, thanks to the unrivalled flexibility of our new pilot plant, which will further increase our speed of response,' says Dr. Leif Kjaergaard.

Being a knowledge-based company, this innovation centre will bring product development out of Europe and North America to customers in the South East Asia and Oceania regions, in order to improve the speed of response and facilitate better dialogue. The innovation centre will provide substantial support for sales and marketing activities. Danisco will continue to enhance its capabilities and investments here to achieve the goal of supplying ingredients of the highest value to meet customers’ requirements. Danisco expects to employ a total staff of about 70 in Singapore.

The opening ceremony was honoured by the presence of Mr. Heng Chee How, Minister of State for National Development.

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