The new centre will house several strategic innovation functions in the areas of health and nutrition, new raw materials and product research and development, consumer insight and foresight activities.

The company’s new office in central Tokyo in the Marunouchi district will host technical support and sales staff to directly support the Japanese market.

The activities of the Barentz office Vietnam will focus on nutrition and quality enhancement within the Vietnamese food industry.

PureCircle’s facility expansion will enable increased stevia production for use by food and beverage companies.

Located in Delta, British Columbia, the facility will help the company meet growing global demand for phytonutrients.

The ingredients provider expects to more than double the size of its current Singapore laboratory with new facilities such as a pilot plant with scale food processing equipment.

Ecolean strengthens its presence in Asia by entering the Japanese markets.

DuPont announced that it will establish a new innovation and business headquarters in Singapore. The 11,000 sq m facility will open in 2016, housing nearly 200 scientists, engineers and business leaders, and will focus on delivering new innovations tailored to meet the needs of the ASEAN marketplace.

Fonterra's expanded Cobden plant has created around 50 new jobs and will supply fresh milk to Australian retailer Woolworths for the next 10 years.


Vietnam joins IMCD’s expanding network of active countries within the Asia Pacific region, namely Australia, China, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, New Zealand, the Philippines, Singapore and Thailand. The office in Ho Chi Minh City will predominantly focus on the food and  nutrition, personal care and plastics market sectors.

This opening marks the latest of a succession of steps that IMCD has taken to build a stronghold in Asia Pacific. Albert Stevens, Vice President IMCD Asia commented on the development: “With an aim to apply its successful European business model to Asia-Pacific, IMCD has significantly strengthened its presence in the region over recent years. Now offering local presence through its office in Ho Chi Minh City, IMCD looks forward to developing the business in Vietnam for the future.”

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