Nestlé has expanded its research and development facilities in Singapore to mark the centre’s 40th anniversary.
The facility is one of the company’s 23 research and development locations across the world and is responsible for many of its South East Asian products and technologies.
The manufacturer also employs in-house experts to develop new flavours based on the local cuisine.
According to the company, the upgrades to the facility includes open working spaces, state-of-the-art labs, consumer testing, experimental kitchens and sensory evaluations rooms along with Nestlé’s fundamental research hub.
The producer will also be unveiling its new research and development Accelerator, which is part of the company’s global research and development Accelerator network.
The FMCG manufacturer said its Accelerator will provide a platform for startups, students and Nestlé employees to “develop and test novel concepts in under six months.”
This will include access to the brand’s co-working spaces, expertise and small to medium scale production equipment to facilitate test launches in a real market environment.
“Our research and development centre in Singapore has a long history of developing innovative products for South East Asia that are inspired by the cultural diversity and different local cuisines,” Nestlé head of global product and technology Thomas Hauser said.
“Upgrading the centre with state-of-the-art facilities including the new research and development Accelerator is proof of our long-term commitment to the region.
“We will also be able to respond to food and beverage trends and challenges more quickly and efficiently.”