A little over two years after the construction began, the Mane Group, first French company in the fragrance and flavor industry, inaugurates its new R&D Centre of Excellence in Vouvry, Switzerland.
Operational since July 2014, the Mane Centre of Excellence spans over 2,450 sqm and employs 20 collaborators.
These research and development (R&D) facilities were set up in Vouvry for the company to be closer to its Swiss-based customers.
The company says about 10 more job positions should be created within the next three years, following the creation of 20 jobs since the last major investment made on the site in 2009, which also included the acquisition of the pieces of land on which the buildings are standing.
The R&D activities in the Mane Centre of Excellence are organized around the sweet and savory application laboratories, fitted with equipment to prepare all types of applications to incorporate and evaluate flavors in finished products.
These facilities allow technicians to reproduce the manufacturing parameters of finished products, from taste to visual aspect and texture, which will be analysed by a team of experts including food-processing engineers, flavorists as well as trained tasting panelists.
The professional kitchen, which is the cornerstone of these new facilities, enables the Mane Culinary Chef to express his creativity and design personalized solutions for each brand or product to professionals of the food-processing industry.
The R&D center is also equipped with a technology hall offering a variable layout since it can host various pilot-scale manufacturing machines to replicate as truthfully as possible the production processes of the leaders of the food industry.