Symrise to open innovation centre at Dutch Unilever facilities

Global fragrance and industry solutions group Symrise is set to expand its research facilities after installing an innovation lab at the Unilever Foods Innovation Centre at Wageningen Campus, in the Netherlands.

As the company noted, having its resources directly on the site of the major consumer manufacturer and by working together with scientists from Wageningen University and Research, innovative culinary foods, including snacks ranges, are anticipated to be developed at an increased rate.

The newly commissioned creative centre is set to comprise a flavour creation lab, an application kitchen and collaboration rooms that cover 120 square metres.

The company is constantly innovating, bringing new authentic taste ideas to consumers’ palates, meeting current and future requirements for healthier and more sustainable market products, such as plant-based foods and developing products for new consumption occasions like snacking and meal bridging.

“We are thrilled about the idea of cooperation and direct knowledge exchange. Having the resources and expertise of a global leader, such as Symrise located right at our site enables us to work even better together on the transformational journey towards a food system that is better for you and for the planet. It’s a first proof point of how we envisage working together with partners in an ecosystem. Consumers can look forward to very unique taste experiences,” said Manfred Aben, Vice President R&D and Head of the Foods Innovation Centre at Unilever.

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