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Europe: Mondelez International builds facility in Poland

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Mondelēz International begins construction of a global Research, Development & Quality (RDQ) site in Bielany Wroclawskie, Poland.

The facility is expected to open in the first quarter 2017 and will support new products and technologies for Cadbury Dairy Milk, Milka, Barni and Oreo.

The site will also be equipped with innovation labs, a new pilot plant and a ‘collaboration kitchen’, for new ideas and experimentation.

“This $15 million investment supports our growth strategy to offer innovative chocolate and biscuit products that meet the changing needs of consumers, while maintaining a competitive edge in the markets of tomorrow,” said Rob Hargrove, executive VP, Research, Development & Quality.

“Given the vast number of locally renowned technical universities that educate top-notch professionals in the area, we are confident that this talent will help us to create a strong future for our global Power Brands and make the new center a successful hub for innovation,” said Zoltan Novak, MD, Mondelez Poland and the Baltics.

The investment is expected to host 250 scientists, engineers and other specialists recruited from all over the world, including Poland.

The company’s presence in the country will grow, with 1,400 employees in the Wroclaw region as well as cooperation with local partners and suppliers.