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芬美意在新加坡开设烹饪和SmartProteins®创新中心

瑞士日内瓦, 2021年 5月 3日 -

Firmenich, the world’s largest privately-owned fragrance and taste company, today announces the launch of its Culinary and SmartProteins® Innovation Center in Tuas, Singapore. The new center will serve as a regional R&D hub for Asia and a global center of expertise in alternative proteins for meat and dairy analogs. The Innovation Center is key to Firmenich’s Savory vision, to deliver breakthrough integrated solutions in Meat Proteins and Plant-based alternatives bringing together technical expertise in aroma, flavor, taste, umami and texture solutions from Campus and Firmenich.


“Leading the industry in alternative protein solutions is a key focus for Firmenich and this is an important milestone in our global expansion of capabilities,” said Emmanuel Butstraen, Global President, Taste & Beyond at Firmenich. “The center will allow us to partner closely with our customers to serve a fast-growing number of Flexitarian consumers with delicious food & beverage options.”


“Supporting the move towards plant-based diets and reducing reliance on animal products is in line with our ESG Ambitions 2030 to support significant reductions in emissions and water use,” Emmanuel Butstraen added. “We are proud to have Singapore’s Economic Development Board (EDB) as a partner in this investment. This new facility will be home to some of the best talent in the industry across several disciplines to deliver truly innovative, consumer-focused integrated solutions.”


Asia Pacific is the fastest-growing region for plant-based alternatives worldwide and is estimated to grow 25% by 2025. The new SmartProteins® center in Singapore will enable Firmenich to meet this growing demand by combining its global expertise and Campus solutions.


“Firmenich’s comprehensive portfolio of Smart Proteins® capabilities include ingredients and delivery technologies designed to create great-tasting plant-based food and beverages,” said Jun Saplad, Taste & Beyond’s Regional President for Asia. “By harnessing our deep regional and local understanding and our expertise in taste and plant-based proteins, the Innovation Center will allow us to tailor solutions to the unique needs of the Asian market and explore new angles for meat-free dishes.”


“Firmenich’s decision to select Singapore as its alternative proteins innovation hub for Asia is testimony to Singapore’s leading role in creating and developing sustainable and innovative solutions to meet the nutritional needs of the region,” said Mr. Ow Kai Onn, Vice President and Head, Chemicals and Materials, Singapore EDB. “Firmenich’s presence in Singapore spans nearly 50 years. EDB is proud to support this undertaking, which would enable Firmenich to capture new growth opportunities as well as strengthen Singapore’s Flavor and Fragrance specialty chemicals sector.”

Contact

Avril Pendergast-Fischer:

avril.pendergast-fischer@firmenich.com
+1 646-418-7634 (mobile)

关于芬美意

 

芬美意成立于1895年,总部位于瑞士日内瓦,是一家拥有125年历史的私营家族企业。芬美意是一家在香气和风味领域面向企业,从事研究、创意、生产和销售日化香精、食用香精和香原料的公司。芬美意以其优秀的研发能力和创造力及其在可持续发展方面的领导力,为客户提供卓越的创新配方、广泛而优质的香原料库和专有技术,包括生物技术、微胶囊技术、气味科学和口味调制解决方案。截至2020年6月底,芬美意的年营业额为39亿瑞士法郎。有关芬美意的更多信息,请访问www.firmenich.com

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