The company has announced an expansion of research and development activities as well as the incorporation of applications teams into its marketing organization. Galam's sweetening blending facilities in Germany, Spain, the Czech Republic and Israel will house international teams of experts comprising scientists, food technologists, technicians and application development specialists. Their work will significantly increase the company’s R&D footprint and impact on a rapidly developing sweetening ingredients market.
The move to expand R&D infrastructure, reach and capabilities is not just intended to increase Galam Group creativity and expand the sweeteners portfolio, but will also extend the company’s already impressive knowledge-base in sweetening solutions. With the growing demand for less sugar, more natural sweetening options throughout the food and beverage industry, there is a real need for inventive methods that allow sugar reduction while maintaining a sweet sugar-like taste.
Galam Group's sweetening specialists in Spain and Germany will focus on application research, while the centers in Israel will concentrate on new sweetener ingredients and sweetener combination solutions. Whilst Galam Group application teams are well established, their incorporation into the marketing structure offers new opportunities to extend technical capabilities and more directly communicate with food and beverage industry customers.
The intense collaboration and knowledge sharing between Galam's divisions will further improve customer service, fostering unique and economically viable sweetening solutions with a rapid time-to-market. Significantly enriching Galam Group’s sweetening knowhow and expertise enhances the company's ability to assist food and beverages manufacturers struggling to find their product’s right sweetness profile with reduced sugar.
New innovative sweetener combinations will be added to Galam Group's range of tailor made sweetening blends. The expanded portfolio will be available from Galam Group sweetening blending centers in Spain, Germany, the Czech Republic and Israel.
Dr. Fernando Schved, head of R&D explained:
"The general expansion of our R&D sector and the incorporation of our applications labs into the company’s marketing structure forms a core part of our continued efforts to retain our position as leaders and innovators in the sweetening ingredients industry. We’ve devoted significant resources to this endeavor and anticipate a number of exciting new products in the near future thanks to the newly recruited talented and expert R&D teams. We believe that broadening Galam Group centers at key locations throughout Europe represents our strong commitment to delivering timely, expert and optimal sweetening solutions to our customers.”