SINGAPORE ADM opens new state-of-the-art Plant-based Innovation Lab in Singapore to cater to Asian palate April 2021
ADM has recently opened its new cutting-edge, plant-based innovation lab at its existing Biopolis research hub in Singapore. The new lab will develop next-level, on-trend and nutritious products to meet growing food and beverage demand in the Asia Pacific region.
Leo Liu, ADM President, Asia Pacific said, “ADM is a pioneer in plant-based nutrition innovation, and this new facility will enhance our ability to meet rapidly growing consumer demand in the Asia Pacific region and bring exciting new products and solutions to the market. Protein continues to be a focus for consumers who are experimenting with plant-based options to meet their health and nutrition, sustainability and convenience preferences, and with Asia being home to 60% of the world’s population, Singapore is a critical hub of innovation and growth around plant-based alternatives. This lab will help ADM delivers advanced customer solutions in this area while also creating jobs and offering development opportunities for young talent in the Asia Pacific region.”
The new facility features a combination of experts in proteins and texturing ingredients, coupled with flavor specialists, allowing ADM to quickly and efficiently create tailor-made solutions for the Asian consumer palate. This lab gives ADM the ability to test flavors, textures, fats and binding characteristics in-house and accelerate product development for customers. Additionally, the lab can provide medium-scale sampling through a variety of forming and freezing capabilities to support market evaluation of new products and solutions.
Marie Wright, Chief Global Flavorist and President, Creation, Design & Development for ADM said, “The opening of this innovation lab demonstrates our continued investment in plant-based protein and our commitment to finding new ways to solve the challenges of changing consumer taste and preferences not only in Asia Pacific, but also around the world. The lab will help us capture key insight and learnings to help drive exciting new solutions for the Asian market, but also help us better service customers around the world looking to incorporate Asian flavors and preferences into their latest plant-based food and beverage innovations.”
The ADM Biopolis research hub in Singapore features a wide range of capabilities, including a food and flavor analytic lab; a beverage and dairy applications lab and pilot plant; a bakery and confectionery lab; a meat and savory lab; a sweet and savory creation lab; sensory evaluation facilities and a customer innovation center in addition to the new plant-based innovation lab.
ADM Human Nutrition Technical Innovation Centre occupies a total area of 11,603 sq.ft and employs nearly 150 people in Singapore, representing 5% of its more than 3,000 employees across the wider Asia Pacific region.
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