ADM unveils Customer Creation and Innovation Center in the UK
With a state-of-the-art kitchen, chef’s presentation theatre and flavour development lab, ADM plans to expand its culinary capabilities and food solutions into new savoury culinary innovations for the UK by opening a new Customer Creation and Innovation Center (CCIC) in Manchester, England.
In addition to providing continued support for the beverage, sweet goods and dairy sectors, ADM announced that the CCIC will serve as a UK hub for food innovation and build upon ADM’s presence in the UK.
The global leader in human and animal nutrition has brought together the new local facility and technology with ADM’s full global pantry of ingredients and solutions for ADM chefs, food scientists and flavourists to provide expertise into the growing alternative protein arena, developing pioneering savoury plant-based product offerings that meet consumers’ high sensory expectations and evolving wellness demands.
The 800 square-meter CCIC encourages collaboration with customers – from food manufacturers to foodservice – fostering development in on-trend savoury applications, as well as sweet goods, dairy and alternative dairy products, beverages and more.
“The opening of our new Customer Creation and Innovation Center provides a unique synergistic space to further our commitment to push the boundaries of food and beverage formulation, while also delivering on authentic culinary experiences,” said Chris Poole, managing director, ADM. “And with the UK market on track for steady growth in 2023 and beyond, ADM is perfectly positioned to service all our customers’ needs.”
ADM noted that the new CCIC demonstrates its continued dedication to nutrition innovation that can support the needs of a growing population and future generations, as the company also announced this year the opening of a probiotic facility in Valencia, Spain and a partnership with Marel to build a taste and texture innovation centre for the alternative protein space in the Netherlands.