DSM-Firmenich opens state-of-the-art facility in Plainsboro

Switzerland-based nutrition, health and beauty company DSM-Firmenich AG has opened a new food and beverages pilot plant in Plainsboro — part of the company’s Taste, Texture, and Health Business Unit.

The pilot plant is focused on scaling up beverage production and will support the company’s commitment to accelerate global diet transformation and provide capabilities to create enjoyable eating and drinking experiences that are healthier for people and more sustainable for the planet.

The facility offers a full range of capabilities and equipment to help customers move from development on the benchtop to small scale-up production in the pilot plant that will inform and accelerate final large-scale production.

The new pilot lab is adjacent to both the DSM-Firmenich development labs, as well as to the consumer sensory lab and focus group room, which enables the voice of the consumer to be brought into the process throughout development. In addition, the area is designed with a conference room with a direct view of the pilot facility which maximizes collaboration with customers.

“This new facility will help us deliver on our ambition to bring progress to life by enabling our customers to make even more innovative foods and beverages that are delicious, nutritious and sustainable. Our fully equipped pilot plant is a powerful next step in our vision for our Taste, Texture & Health North American headquarters, allowing us to partner even more impactfully with customers to create the next generation of consumer food and beverage experiences that are good for people and the planet. Our state-of-the-art facility will be a vibrant place where passion and expertise meet,” Maurizio Clementi, executive vice president for Taste, Texture & Health, said.

“With this new pilot plant, we offer our valued customers and partners a comprehensive set of capabilities and the latest cutting-edge equipment, all carefully designed to foster collaboration, improve consumer insights and accelerate time-to-market,” Chris Perkins, senior vice president for Taste, Texture & Health North America, said. “We have built a solid infrastructure in Plainsboro propelled by an incredibly talented team with a strong innovation network. It’s truly an inspiring place to work, together with our customers, partners, knowledge institutes and talents.”