Its launch—following the newly operational Singapore Flexiblend plant in Tuas—marks the latest in the company’s nearly $30 million investment into Singapore. The two sites are part of a series of aggressive investments, the company is making to accelerate innovation, broaden its co-creation capabilities, drive speed to market and enhance accessibility to customers across Asia.
Frank Clyburn, chief executive officer, IFF, said, “By 2030, Asia is projected to account for 60 percent of global economic growth. For IFF, Asia has demonstrated consistent growth, and we see tremendous opportunity in the future. Just this year, we’ve opened innovation centres in US, Latin America, Europe and now Singapore, demonstrating our commitment to advance scientific discovery globally. Together, these significant investments will fast forward innovation across our broad portfolio, supporting our customers in bringing differentiated, new-to-world solutions that benefit people and planet.”
Situated in Singapore’s premier biomedical research hub, the ultra-modern centre features more than ten creation, design and analytical laboratories, a collaboration studio, and culinary and iff.com demo kitchens, providing customers with full sensory capabilities to support each stage of the process from ideation through commercialisation. It has one of the biggest dairy processing pilot plants in Southeast Asia, replicating large-scale industrial production processes. The centre also houses IFF’s global innovation centre for fabric care powders and personal wash, the largest scent evaluation facility worldwide, and is the first location to support all scent product categories.
Ramon Brentan, IFF Singapore Innovation Centre site leader, and vice president, Greater Asia regional general manager, Scent, IFF, said, “In this integrated space, we will unlock cross-divisional synergies, fast-tracking innovation and accelerating new growth opportunities. We are very well positioned to offer a comprehensive portfolio for Asian consumers, offering end-to-end solutions that consumers love in food, beverage, health, biosciences and scent. This center is a true powerhouse of innovation and will further strengthen our position as a strategic co-creation partner to our customers in Asia.”