IFF, an industry leader in solutions for food, beverages, health, biosciences and scent, has invested $15.8 million in three of its innovation centres in Latin America
The facilities are strategically located in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Bogota, Colombia and Santiago, Chile to serve the diverse local markets. The sites feature state-of-the-art research, application, sensory labs and pilot plants and offer customers access to complete product-design capabilities.
The innovation centres are designed to enhance customer experience, allowing customers to have deeper involvement in the development process, fostering collaboration across the company’s three business divisions ─ Nourish, Health & Biosciences and Scent ─ to deliver the exact solutions they are pursuing in a much shorter time.
The new facilities will support product design and development from conceptualisation to commercialisation, serving the food and beverage, animal nutrition and health, home and personal care, nutritional supplements and bioenergy industries.
“This substantial investment is consistent with IFF’s strategy to support the growth potential of Latin America,” said Zacarias Karacristo, country leader of IFF Brazil and regional president of Nourish division, IFF, Latin America. “It is also a testament of our commitment to being a key innovation partner to our regional customers.”
“These regional innovation centers allow us to co-create so that we can help them transform ideas into essential solutions that address the latest consumer needs and market trends with agility and purpose,” added Karacristo.
In line with the company’s dedication to sustainability, each innovation centre was constructed following strict sustainability guidelines.
For more than 60 years, IFF has maintained a significant presence and footprint in key Latin American markets. The three new facilities bring the total number of IFF innovation centers in Latin America to 12.