Takasago International Corp. (USA) (Rockleigh, NJ) has announced that Takasago Flavors has begun an expansion of its facilities. The $3-million investment will increase the facilities by 4,025 ft and 7,200 ft will be completely renovated. A new oral care laboratory and a multi-purpose laboratory will be added, while dedicated beverage and confection applications laboratories will be enlarged to support the business growth in these segments. The sensory area will be relocated and expanded, featuring a separate entrance so that consumers who participate in focus groups and testing can be brought directly into the appropriate area.
Of the expansion, Takasago International Corp. (USA) flavor division vice president and general manager Brian Buck said, “There will be no interruption of services while the expansion is underway and we anticipate that we will have completed the project early in 2007. We are enthusiastic about how the expansion builds on our ongoing commitment to provide customers with exemplary applications and sensory support.”