From Crop to Consumption

DKSH opens first innovation centre for the food and beverage industry in Korea

DKSH has further strengthened its Performance Materials business in Korea by opening a new state-of-the-art innovation centre for the food and beverage industry.

The new, state-of-the-art innovation centre is located in Seoul, is fully-equipped and caters to the growing demand for technical support for food and beverage applications in Korea.

The facilities play a vital role in developing new concepts, products, formulations and technologies for food and beverage applications. DKSH’s technical specialists develop solutions and formulations tailored to local market needs and help companies reduce time-to-market and increase competitive advantage.

The centre will support sales functions by developing applications using key clients’ ingredients to suit the Korean market in the beverage and dairy, savoury, bakery, confectionery, and ready-to-consume market segments. Products developed at the centre include sauces, dressings, dumplings, instant noodle soups, sugar-reduced coffee mixes, compound seasonings, fish cakes, whipping creams, cakes, cookies and much more.

Cesar Saez, Vice President Global Food & Beverage Industry, Performance Materials, DKSH, commented: “We are delighted to open our first food and beverage innovation centre in Korea. Food companies in this market will greatly benefit from our innovation and formulation services, particularly in the absence of their own research and development capabilities.

“Our centres are always strategically located in close proximity to our customer base in order to foster stronger collaboration. Together, we drive solutions to cater to the specific local palates across Asia Pacific.”