Unilever Announces Plans To Build A Global Foods Innovation Centre In The Netherlands
Unilever has announced plans to develop a global Foods Innovation Centre in Wageningen, the Netherlands.
Unilever intends to move all R&D Foods organisations based in Vlaardingen (the Netherlands), Heilbronn (Germany) and Poznan (Poland) to the new centre.
Some 550 roles will be filled in the new facility, which is expected to be fully operational by April 2019.
The aim of co-locating all R&D resources - Home Care, Personal Care, Foods & Refreshment- in to key locations is to create critical mass in expertise areas and bring benefit-led breakthrough innovations to the markets.
Jan Zijderveld, President Unilever Europe: "The Agri-Food Innovation climate in The Netherlands is very strong. The co-location of all elements of our Foods R&D organization within the Foods Innovation ecosystem in Wageningen will enable Unilever to strengthen its ability to develop cutting edge Foods innovations in close collaboration with the Wageningen University & Research (WUR) and a broad variety of other science institutes and start-ups”.
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