Arla Foods plans to invest €36.3 million for building a new innovation centre in Nørre Vium, Denmark, which will focus on the development of milk and whey-based ingredients.
The new facility will be operated by Arla Foods Ingredients and will include open office spaces, labs and a pilot plant, and will employ approximately 90 people.
Construction of the new site will begin in 2019, and Arla claims that the 9,000 square-metre facility should become operational in 2021.
Scientists and technicians at the site will utilise advanced separation technologies to isolate specific components of whey or milk, and use heat treatment and pasteurization technology to improve functionality and shelf-life of whey and milk-based products.
The facility will be located close to Arla Food Ingredient’s Danmark Protein production site, which will allow scientists and technicians at the facility to effectively collaborate with production staff.