Arla Announces New Innovation Centre
Danish dairy company Arla has announced that is is opening a new innovation centre in Aarhus.
The centre will be officially opened on May 16 by Crown Princess Mary of Denmark.
Commenting on the new centre, the CEO of Arla Foods, Peder Tuborgh said, “As a dairy cooperative, we are built on farmers getting together in the 1880s to create better opportunities together. It is in our DNA to collaborate to achieve better results. Our new global innovation centre will apply that same approach to our research and development of not just new products but also new ways to consume them.
“The global food industry has never been more competitive than it is today – especially in Europe and across the emerging markets with its booming middle class of consumers in Asia, Africa and beyond. The best innovator wins,” he added.
The new innovation centre will employ 150 specialists from across the world.
Innovation Centre Building
The building itself consists of a small dairy pilot plant, a wide range of laboratories, the Consumer House, the Customer Collaboration Lab and modern office facilities designed to support creativity and cross-functional projects.
The Arla Innovation Centre is designed as a carbon neutral building, excluding the process areas.
The building also meets the requirements of the Low Energy Building Class 2020 stipulated by the Danish building regulations. The building has a total of 525 square metre solar cells on the roof for the production of renewable energy. Water saving fixtures are also installed.
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