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Lesaffre, the French, family-owned yeast and fermentations specialists, has opened an expertise hub in Singapore following a €2.5 million investment.
The new Singapore regional hub houses at the same location several of its teams in baking, food taste, human health and nutrition, animal care and biotechnology, and will consolidate Lesaffre’s various business streams at the forefront of advanced yeast applications and improve collaborative engineering of tailored business solutions in the region. During the opening event guests were introduced to Lesaffre’s full range of capabilities.
The 1,000 sqm space also houses a Lesaffre Baking Center – said to be one of the largest in the world – and a re, , serving as collaborative spaces for innovation as Asian consumers’ palates and nutritional demands rapidly evolve.
The two brand new application centers are dedicated to baking and culinary applications and enable the group to better adapt and respond to the cultural habits and trends across Asia-Pacific.
The company says that the Singapore hub cements Lesaffre’s commitment to its regional customers working with them to meet local demands in a diverse region. The project, an investment of S$ 4 million, is expected to create more than 75 jobs by the end of 2018.