Mondelez International opens technical centre in Poland
Mondelez International has opened its new technical centre in Wroclaw, Poland, which will support the development of new products and technologies for its leading brands, including Cadbury Dairy Milk chocolate and Oreo biscuits.
The new technical centre is part of the firm’s previously-announced $65m investment plan for nine large R&D hubs located across the world.
These facilities will enable Mondelez to appoint and develop new talent across science and technical disciplines, besides expediting its growth and innovation programmes.
Mondelez International research development quality and innovation executive vice-president Rob Hargrove said: "With these advantaged technical centres, we're focusing our investment in research, equipment and capabilities, driving innovation to support our growth strategy, margin and quality platforms.
"These R&D hubs will improve speed, efficiency and effectiveness, while increased scale will enable us to more quickly address evolving consumer needs."
"Poland is one of our most important markets in Central Europe, and Wroclaw is a modern city that's open to investment. Embedding one of our largest technical centres here clearly signals the importance of Poland and Europe within our global R&D network."
This technical centre has 250 experts, including scientists, engineers and other specialists from various parts of the world.
The centre features innovation labs, a pilot plant and a ‘collaboration kitchen’, which is a 9,500m² creative space to work on new ideas and undertake experiments.
This new technical centre will collaborate on innovations with the company's over 40 manufacturing sites located across Europe.
Technical centres in India, Singapore, Mexico and China are expected to open in the second half of this year and next year.
Image: Mondelez International opens R&D hub in Poland. Photo: courtesy of Mondelez International.