Leading US multinational Cargill has announced its plans to build a new chocolate complex at its site in Mouscron, Belgium.
According to multinational’s press release, the House of Chocolate complex will feature a chocolate experience centre, a unique pilot plant, a sensory lab and a creative workspace for Cargill’s European R&D team of chocolate engineers.
The firm aims to create, in a 700sqm complex, a space where consumers can experience the whole development process, that goes from inspiration, innovation, training, testing and ends in production.
Harold Poelma, President of Cargill Cocoa & Chocolate said: “Innovation stands at the forefront of our House of Chocolate, as we bring together all our expertise and resources. It will allow us to collaborate with customers at every step of their product development journey, transforming ideas into reality using a streamlined approach to facilitate innovation and deliver greater efficiency and speed to market”.
The $21 million complex is already being built, with the pilot centre planned to open in Autumn 2021, whereas the experience centre and sensory lab is estimated to start operating in January 2022.
Source: Cargill Press Release