New NPD Hub

June 2018

An exciting new facility
Innovative food manufacturers and foodservice operators in Australia can now enjoy the benefits of our purpose-designed new R&D facility launched for customers across the APAC region.

Our new facility is based in the popular Sukhumvit area in Bangkok, near to the Gateway Shopping Mall which is famed for its range of Japanese and Korean food outlets that provide inspiration to local and visiting foodies. Moreover, the building overlooks one of the city’s biggest and most exciting street markets where employees can draw inspiration from the dishes and produce on offer and apply this to their work. The neighbouring Ekamai Skytrain Station ensures easy access both to local destinations as well as locations further afield, and Suvarnabhumi Airport is just a short plane hop from Australia.

Designed for Ideation
Our new facility is designed especially for product development and ideation, making the most of a spacious fully fitted kitchen equipped to create new and exciting products for ice cream, beverages and food service in particular. This new development hub is the perfect destination for Australian companies looking for inspiration – especially as Australia is itself a hotbed of innovation, not just following trends from the rest of the world but creating them anew and often with the influence of Asian themes and flavours.

We have forged an unrivalled reputation for innovation across the world and can be relied upon to come up with creative and delicious solutions that will work in a high-volume production environment. We already supply specialised ingredients to the Australian market that reflect indigenous flavours like lemon aspen and finger lime, with products including lemon candy clusters, lime candy sprinkles and a pineapple lime sauce.

State of the art facilities
With video conferencing and other on-site facilities available, customers can join our R&D team for Customer Innovation Days or host their own creative sessions on the premises, with the aim of producing the ‘next big thing’ for the Australian food market. Also enjoying their new offices are our sales, purchasing and customer service teams.

Graham Kingston, Managing Director EMEA and APAC, commented: “We know that Asian food is highly popular in Australia and many of our most recent product developments for Australian customers have been influenced by a combination of Asian and Australian flavours and textures. I’m delighted with our new R&D hub in Bangkok and visitors are too, since it’s well located and it provides everything that a food company could wish for in terms of equipment, an inspirational view – and of course one of the most talented NPD teams in this part of the world.”