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Europe: Mondelēz International opens technical center

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Mondelēz International opens a global Technical Center in Wroclaw, Poland to support new products and technologies for brands such as Milka and Cadbury Dairy Milk chocolate, Oreo, belVita and Barni biscuits.

The Wroclaw Technical Center is part of the company’s previously announced $65 million investment in nine research and development hubs.

These centers will enable Mondelēz International to better recruit, retain and develop talent across a range of science and technical disciplines while accelerating the company’s growth and innovation.

The Wroclaw Technical Center will have nearly 250 experts — scientists, engineers and other specialists from all over the world.

The site is equipped with innovation labs, a large pilot plant and a ‘collaboration kitchen’ — a creative space of 9,500 sqm for new ideas and experimentation.

The Wroclaw Technical Center will closely collaborate on innovations with more than 40 sites in our manufacturing network across Europe.

The Wroclaw hub joins four other Mondelēz International Technical Centers — East Hanover, New Jersey, in the United States; Curitiba in Brazil; as well as Bournville and Reading, both in the UK.

The remainder of the company’s network of redesigned Technical Centers — in India, Singapore, Mexico and China — are expected to open in the second half of 2017 and in 2018.