Bühler and partners join forces for food innovations in Brazil

20 October 2023 09:03

St.GallenBodensee

Uzwil/São Paulo - In conjunction with its partners Cargill, Givaudan, the Institute for Food Technology (Ital) and the FoodTech HUB Latam, the Bühler Group has opened an innovation center in Brazil. Here, the aim will be to develop sustainable drinks and food in addition to supporting biodiversity throughout Brazil.

The Bühler Group, a technology enterprise based in the canton of St.Gallen, has announced the opening of the Tropical Food Innovation Lab in Campinas, a city to the north-west of São Paulo in Brazil, further details of which can be found in a press release. Together with its partners Cargill, Givaudan, the Institute for Food Technology (Ital) and the FoodTech HUB Latam, the aim is for the innovation center to fuel the development of sustainable food and drinks. At the same time, the research and development activities will prioritize the promotion of Brazilian biodiversity, the press release explains.

The Tropical Food Innovation Lab, which is equipped with state-of-the-art technology, covers an area of 1,300 square meters, offering research institutes, universities, companies, investors and start-ups access to cutting-edge technology for the rapid production of prototypes as well as a direct connection to the global food and beverage industry. In addition to application and analysis labs, as well as a cutting-edge test and demo kitchen, the innovation center also houses coworking space, where businesses, food engineers, nutritionists and other experts can meet to jointly advance innovative developments.

“We are honored to be part of this innovation ecosystem that meets the growing demand for the development of new products for the food and beverage industry”, comments Damien Chapelier, Head of Bühler South America, in the press release. “We bring our expertise in processes, our cutting-edge technology, and our innovation DNA, always striving for efficient and sustainable solutions that bring value and results to our customers, partners, and society”, he concludes. ce/ww

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