Nestlé expands Singapore R&D center

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rnd_singaporeSwitzerland-based food giant Nestlé has committed $4.3 million to the expansion of its research and development activities in Singapore, where the company opened up its research center 33 years ago.

The company said that the investment will create 20 jobs for experts in fields of mechanical engineering, analytical chemistry, microbiology, and sensory science. The center, which already employs about 100 experts, is being earmarked to take the lead in the company’s global research strategy for product innovation.

Nutrition and health will be of primary focus in the expanded activities of the Singapore center, Johannes Baensch, Nestlé’s Global Head of Research and Development, said.

Food scientists are already employed at the center and work toward addressing health concerns by testing new formulations and formats, as well as reducing sugar, salt and fat in the company’s products.

The initiative will doubtless make positive waves with healthcare officials in Southeast Asia, where the prevalence of obesity is becoming noticeable, especially in Malaysia.

Singapore remains the most appealing destination in ASEAN to set up research centers due to its highly skilled workforce. The city-state is home to the highest-rated university in the 10-nation bloc, the National University of Singapore.

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Switzerland-based food giant Nestlé has committed $4.3 million to the expansion of its research and development activities in Singapore, where the company opened up its research center 33 years ago.

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rnd_singaporeSwitzerland-based food giant Nestlé has committed $4.3 million to the expansion of its research and development activities in Singapore, where the company opened up its research center 33 years ago.

The company said that the investment will create 20 jobs for experts in fields of mechanical engineering, analytical chemistry, microbiology, and sensory science. The center, which already employs about 100 experts, is being earmarked to take the lead in the company’s global research strategy for product innovation.

Nutrition and health will be of primary focus in the expanded activities of the Singapore center, Johannes Baensch, Nestlé’s Global Head of Research and Development, said.

Food scientists are already employed at the center and work toward addressing health concerns by testing new formulations and formats, as well as reducing sugar, salt and fat in the company’s products.

The initiative will doubtless make positive waves with healthcare officials in Southeast Asia, where the prevalence of obesity is becoming noticeable, especially in Malaysia.

Singapore remains the most appealing destination in ASEAN to set up research centers due to its highly skilled workforce. The city-state is home to the highest-rated university in the 10-nation bloc, the National University of Singapore.

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