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American multinational confectionery, food, and beverage company, Mondelēz International has opened a new research and development facility in Singapore, as part of a $65 million investment programme to enhance the company’s ability to create innovative new products.
Further technical centres will be opened in India, Mexico and China during 2018 and 2019 as part of the same investment programme.
The Singapore Techincal Centre will be Mondelēz International’s sixth ‘Technical Facility’, as similar facilities are operational in New Jersey, United States; Curitiba in Brazil; Bournville and Reading, both in the UK; and Wroclaw in Poland.
75 scientists, engineers, developers, analytical chemists and other specialists will be employed at the facility, which will help to streamline manufacturing processes and accelerate the company’s growth.
Staff at the facility will collaborate with Mondelēz International’s 35 manufacturing facilities located throughout the Asia Pacific, Middle East and African (AMEA) regions to create innovative new products.