Arla Foods, the Danish dairy firm will invest EUR 36.3 million to build an innovation centre in Denmark for research and development innovation within whey and milk-based ingredients.
The new facility will be part of Arla Foods Ingredients (AFI), an Arla subsidiary and it will be focused on “discover and deliver new ways of using milk and whey to serve the needs of the world’s growing population,” according to company statement.
“The world’s population is growing, which increases the need for healthy and sustainable food. It is a big challenge, and in Arla we want to be part of the solution. We know that dairy nutrition can play an important role in securing a healthy and balanced diet for people across the world, and with this innovation centre we will use cutting edge research and technology to explore milk and whey to their full potential as ingredients for a wide range of nutrition,” said PederTuborgh, CEO of Arla Foods.
The 9,000 square metre state-of-the-art facility with open office spaces, labs and a pilot plant is expected to be opened in 2021.
Source: Arla Foods