IFF debuted two state-of-the-art flavor labs at its facility in Brabrand, Denmark. The sweet and culinary flavor creation labs are the latest addition to the company’s campus which has been in operation since 1964, boasting over 312,150 square feet offering resources including pilot plant manufacturing and evaluation studios.
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Hosting more than 400 employees, the expanded facility is designed to enable local and regional manufacturers to work in close partnership with a new team of flavorists who will introduce the latest modulation technologies and develop solutions for the beverage, bakery, dairy, snacks, culinary, bars and confectionery end markets. Per IFF, the team is focused on creating exciting and unique flavor experiences for consumers with an emphasis on areas such as masking, sweetness and umami.
“This expanded facility is a testament to our continued investment in innovation to meet evolving consumer expectations,” said Jan Bechtel, regional president of Nourish Europe, IFF. “We will continue to build on our deep expertise and scientific knowledge and invest in tools and products to bring what matters most to consumers in the market: creating the next generation of delicious, healthy and experiential food and beverages.”
“We’re thrilled to launch these flavor labs,” said Laurens Reiber, creative director, Nourish Europe, IFF. “Brabrand is already a massive innovation center, and its location helps us better understand local market preferences and deliver trending global flavors. Now we’re investing further to boost our speed-to-market capabilities and to bring greater value to our partners.”