Mondelēz International Inaugurates New Global Technical Centre In India
Mondelēz International has inaugurated its new global technical centre in Thane in India to support the development of new products and technologies for the company’s global brands.
The $15 million (€13.2 million) technical centre will also focus on improving consumer science, packaging, and productivity.
It will employ around 150 scientists, developers, engineers, analytical chemists, and other specialists.
It is a part of the company’s strategy to invest $65 million (€57 million) in developing a global network of state-of-the-art technical hubs, across the world, to support its growth-oriented innovation agenda.
Mondelēz International EVP and president for Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa (AMEA), Maurizio Brusadelli, said, “Our AMEA region hosts three global technical centres – the other two being in China and Singapore – demonstrating that our dynamic markets are at the heart of the company’s growth strategy.
“Our investment in the Thane Technical Centre further emphasises the importance of India to our global business.”
Spread across an area of 12,000 square meters, the new centre is equipped with multiple technical facilities including a pilot plant, a creative studio for packaging, and a range of laboratories for technical research and development.
The site is water neutral and a zero-discharge facility with a large part of the energy coming from solar panels.
Rob Hargrove, executive vice-president for research, development, and quality at Mondelēz International, said, “Our RDQ hubs will improve speed, efficiency, and effectiveness, while increased scale will enable us to address evolving consumer needs more quickly.
“We are delighted that one of our global technical centres is based in India, which has one of the best technical and scientific capabilities in the world.”
Nine other Mondelēz international technical centres are already operational across the globe, including East Hanover, New Jersey, in the United States; Curitiba in Brazil; Bournville and Reading, in the UK; Wroclaw in Poland; Singapore; Suzhou in China; Saclay in France; and Munich in Germany.
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