Cobell opens Centre of Excellence in Exeter
Supplier of juice products and taste solutions Cobell has unveiled an upgraded Beverage Centre of Excellence in Exeter, UK.
Cobell was acquired by Symrise, specialist in the flavour industry, in 2017.
Nick Russell, managing director of Symrise UK, explains, “The UK is the most dynamic beverage market in Europe. To win in this space you need a strong local footprint to provide innovative, fit-for-market solutions quickly and effectively. This new Centre of Excellence further expands our ability to do this.”
The upgraded Centre of Excellence includes a lab area that has doubled in size, updated beverage application equipment and a new ambient warehouse creating room for further production enhancement.
The ribbon was officially cut by Nick Russell and Paul Isherwood, head of technical & quality at the SHS Group Drinks Division – a customer of Symrise.
During the opening event customers were invited to take a tour of the upgraded facilities, participate in a presentation and roundtable discussion on the future of craft beverages in the UK and taste consumer-validated beverage prototypes that featured Symrise Code of Nature solutions.