Arla Foods breaks ground for ingredient innovation centre

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The new innovation centre will be home to leading international scientists and innovators

Farmer-owned Arla Foods is breaking ground on its new modern innovation centre for the ingredients business in Nr. Vium, Denmark. Global demand for highly specialized products and ingredients is increasing and with the new innovation centre, Arla Foods Ingredients will further intensify its innovation efforts and take dairy and whey ingredients to the next level to meet the need for nutritious and sustainable food. The new innovation centre will be home to leading international scientists and innovators.

Over the coming years, Arla Foods Ingredients´(AFI) segments are expected to continue to grow at a high rate. Therefore, Arla Foods has invested more than EUR 40 million in the new innovation centre which will be located in Nr. Vium, Denmark in close proximity to the key production site in Arla Foods Ingredients, Danmark Protein.

It will be a 9,000 square metre state-of-the-art facility with open office spaces, labs and a pilot plant, and the close interaction between the new AFI Innovation Centre and Danmark Protein will create a unique environment for process development and pilot production to unleash all the wonders of whey.

At the centre, up to 90 scientists, technicians and innovators will cover all aspects of research and development within whey and milk – from advanced separation technologies to isolate specific components of the whey or milk, to heat treatment and pasteurization technology to improve functionality and shelf-life.

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