Mondelēz Opens New R&D Hub In Poland
Snack food company Mondelēz International has opened its newest global research and development centre in Wroclaw, Poland.
The facility will support new products and technologies for many of the confectionery company's brands, such as Milka, Cadbury, and Oreo.
The new centre is part of the company’s $65 million investment in nine large R&D hubs around the globe. Mondelēz says that the centres will help to better recruit, retain and develop talent across a ‘wider range of science and technical disciplines' while also 'accelerating the company's growth and innovation’.
Rob Hargrove, executive vice president for research, development, quality and innovation, said, "With these advantaged technical centres, we're focusing our investment in research, equipment and capabilities, driving innovation to support our growth strategy, margin and quality platforms.
"These R&D hubs will improve speed, efficiency and effectiveness, while increased scale will enable us to more quickly address evolving consumer needs."
The Wroclaw technical centre will employ almost 250 experts, from scientists to engineers, and other specialists from all over the world.
The site is equipped with innovation labs, a large pilot plant and a collaboration kitchen - a space of 9,500 square meters for ‘new ideas and experimentation’.
The company added that the Wroclaw centre will ‘closely collaborate on innovations with more than 40 sites in our manufacturing network across Europe’.
Mondelēz also announced yesterday that it 'remains committed' to its 2020 sustainability goal of reducing CO2 emissions by 15%.
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