Solae, the world leader in soy ingredients, has announced the opening of a new Asia food application center. The DuPont Solae Asia Food Application Center is located within the DuPont China Research & Development Center building in Shanghai, China. The new center will focus on food, beverage, bakery, confectionery and meat products. This is Solae’s fourth major research and development facility to support global business growth. The other facilities are located in North America, Europe and South America.
“We are very excited to open this new food application center in Asia as our similar facilities in other regions of the world have proven highly effective at addressing regional food development needs,” said Torkel Rhenman, CEO—Solae. “This new facility is part of our long-term commitment to Asia Pacific customers that we will continue expanding our capabilities, delivering more nutritional, functional, economical and sustainable ingredient solutions to this high growth market.”
The center is nearly 300 square meters, housing a food and beverage laboratory, a bakery and confectionery laboratory, a meat laboratory, and a product analysis and sensory science laboratory. It also is equipped with state-of-art facilities and meeting rooms to accommodate requests from customers for training and discussion.
“This center will enable Solae food, meat, and nutrition scientists to focus on Asian food systems,” said Tony Andrew, Asia Pacific senior sales director—Solae. “Solae provides customers with both the technology and expertise to formulate and design products to meet the needs of their end consumers. This new center expands Solae’s capabilities in the region, providing a dedicated resource for customers to utilize when developing products with our ingredients. Additionally, we believe that having this facility located in Asia will cut Solae’s turnaround time for customer project development work by at least 50 percent.”
Solae works with many food and meat manufacturers across Asia on a variety of food segments including: ready-to-drink and powdered beverages, infant and adult clinical nutritional foods, nutrition bars, processed meats and fish products among others. The company currently has three manufacturing plants located in China with a total of 11 worldwide.
Solae, LLC is the world leader in developing innovative soy-based technologies and ingredients for food, meat and nutritional products. Solae provides solutions that deliver a unique combination of functional, nutritional and economical benefits to our customers. Solae's soy ingredients are enjoyed by consumers around the world in products such as baked goods, beverages, nutrition bars, meats, vegetarian meals and much more. Solae is a recipient of Ethisphere's 100 "World's Most Ethical Companies" in 2010. For more information, visit www.Solae.com.