Published on : Jul 24, 2015
Nestle recently started a new R&D center in Ohio. This center has been started in Solon and marks the end of a two year old project worth US$50 million to set up this global R&D center that is mainly focused on transforming the techniques in which people all across the globe enjoy chilled and frozen foods.
This facility known as the Nestle R&D Solon aims at balancing and managing consumer centric innovation along with technological leadership. One of the main rationales of this facility is the sustenance of global requirements, need, and demands. However, setting up of this facility in Ohio indicates the complexity and vastness of the frozen foods business of Nestle that has been established in the U.S. market which is an amalgam of several popular brands of Nestle in various categories. It was this fact that made it absolutely imperative for Nestle to establish an R&D center in the U.S.
A senior official at Nestle stated that the one of the most challenging and complex areas of research is food and food technology. For a long time now, Nestle’s reputation in the global food market has been impeccable and the setting up of such a food R&D center shows that it is one of the best food laboratories in the world of life sciences and food. The company aims at sharing a part of the company’s research expertise with the U.S. market which for Nestle is a substantially huge one.
Moreover, the research team at the Solon facility will try to improve and further enhance the quality of frozen foods that the company manufactures. The experts will also be laying emphasis on product renovation in addition to product innovation. They would be exploring methods to ensure good taste and try to eliminate the use of harmful food ingredients thereby ensuring the nutritional value of the food products.