GERMANY, Sankt Augustin. Azelis, a leading distributor of specialty chemicals and food ingredients, is proud to announce it has opened a new Food & Health development kitchen in Sankt Augustin, Germany.
The company will specifically address the German food market by developing innovative formulations addressing market trends and build on Azelis DACH’s extensive ingredient portfolio.
Azelis now runs 18 Food & Health development kitchens, of which four are located in Asia Pacific, one in the Americas and 13 in EMEA.
The development kitchen in Sankt Augustin will be run by a full-time food technologist and has been designed to mimic a domestic kitchen, all with the latest low-energy appliances. With this kitchen, Azelis will be able to address the ever more demanding needs with regards to concept developments and formulations support for the Food & Health market. The new development kitchen is a testimony to Azelis’ strategy to be an innovation service provider to all customers and sectors.
Prime development focus will be on specific local needs, in all market segments (convenience food, bakery, meat, soups & sauces, confectionery, dairy, and drinks). The kitchen will function as the starting point for food concepts and new product developments, and will explore the latest market trends and claims, such as clean-label products, easy-to-prepare concepts and healthier foods. Mid-term plan, this kitchen will also facilitate seminars and technical trainings for customers to inform them about different market trends, specialty ingredients and formulation solutions.
Joerg Von Deylen, Business Manager Food & Pharma DACH at Azelis, comments: “We are thrilled with this new Food & Health development kitchen in Sankt Augustin. With this facility, we can lift our service offering to a new level, by leveraging in-depth knowledge and application expertise in order to help customers in their search for new ingredients and innovative concepts.”
Andrey Zhukov, Market Segment Director EMEA Food & Health at Azelis, adds: “The fast-moving world we currently live in implies a “need for speed”. Customers need to anticipate trends and demands and must be very quick in bringing a new product to the market, which sometimes does not leave sufficient time to thoroughly research and test new formulations. They can rely on Azelis’ support to shorten that time-to-market, as Azelis has an extensive global network of technical experts that constantly share findings, recipes and novel solutions to a variety of formulation challenges.”
Azelis currently runs 18 Food & Health application laboratories and development kitchens worldwide, those being in Belgium, Canada, China, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Ivory Coast, Morocco, Poland, Romania, Russia, Turkey, UK, and Ukraine. The companies technical expertise, innovative concept developments and global internal network makes it the chosen partner for all specialists across the Food & Health industry.