THAILAND IMCD inaugurates Meat, Seafood & Plant Based Analogues Pilot Plant in Thailand December 2020
IMCD, a global leader in the sales, marketing and distribution of speciality chemicals and ingredients, has recently opened its meat, seafood & plant based analogues pilot plant in Bangkok, Thailand, to support its Asia Pacific customers and suppliers with the best in class infrastructure and technical expertise.
This is part of the company’s strategic plan to expand its technical capabilities and presence in the region. This first of its kind facility provides manufacturing capability that allow its customers the flexibility to run tests in an environment similar to their own operations. The technical team offers product concept solutions in the area of yield optimisation, food safety, shelf life extension and improved texture. They will also focus on offering nutritional solutions like egg white and phosphate replacer in the seafood applications. Through this facility, IMCD and its partners can develop outstanding textures, compatible with their process and matching consumers’ expectations on firmness and juiciness. As taste and visual attractiveness remain the utmost criteria of choice, IMCD keeps on developing its offer in Asia Pacific on flavours, seasonings and clean label.
“With more than 45% of consumers globally choosing food and beverage products that boost their immune system, our new technical infrastructure will support our partners’ R&D and marketing teams to co-create nutritional and premium tasting solutions,” said Emmanuel Colette, Business Group Director Food & Nutrition APAC. “With the opening of this new pilot plant, IMCD aims to serve the Asia Pacific food market by helping its customers overcome their challenges through agile ingredients’ testing and product reformulation.”
With growing demand for plant-based food alternatives, IMCD also plans to embark on a co-creation journey with its customers and suppliers to go in-depth into the applications of plant-based products to provide a healthier, better tasting yet affordable solutions for the region.



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