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Asia Pacific: Lesaffre opens hub in Singapore

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Yeasts and fermentation provider Lesaffre has set up a new expertise hub in Singapore, which houses several of its teams in baking, food taste, human health and nutrition, animal care and biotechnology.

The hub will consolidate Lesaffre’s various business streams at advanced yeast applications and improve collaborative engineering of business solutions in the region.

The 1,000 sqm space also houses a Lesaffre Baking Center – one of the largest in the world – and a Culinary Center, serving as collaborative spaces for innovation as Asian consumers’ palates and nutritional demands rapidly evolve.

The two centers are dedicated to baking and culinary applications and enable the group to better adapt and respond to the cultural habits and trends across Asia Pacific.

The Singapore hub cements Lesaffre’s commitment to its regional customers working with them to meet local demands in a diverse region.

The project, an investment of S$4 million (US$2.86 million), is expected to create more than 75 jobs by the end of 2018.